MINELRES: CoE FCNM: Second Opinion on Ireland Published

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Original sender: Nicola Markes-Goerlach <Nicola.MARKES-GOERLACH@coe.int>


CoE Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minoriites: news
concerning Ireland 

PUBLICATION OF THE SECOND OPINION OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON IRELAND 

STRASBOURG 06.11.2006  The opinion of the Advisory Committee of the
Council of Europe's Framework Convention for the Protection of National
Minorities on measures taken in this field by Ireland has been made
public at the country's initiative and is now available.

On this occasion, the President of the Advisory Committee, Mr Alan
Phillips stressed that Ireland is the first country to make the Advisory
Committee's Opinion public immediately upon its receipt. Mr. Phillips
encouraged other countries to follow this positive example and to
increase thereby the transparency of the Framework Convention's
monitoring process.

The Advisory Committee of 18 independent experts drew up the opinion on
the basis of the state report and other materials and after conducting a
visit to Ireland. After the Irish Government has submitted its comments
on the Opinion, it will be examined by the Council of Europe's Committee
of Ministers, which will then adopt its conclusions and possible
recommendations. 

The opinions of the Advisory Committee are made public upon the adoption
of the Committee of Ministers' conclusions and recommendations, unless
the country concerned agrees to make the opinion public at an earlier
stage.

http://www.coe.int/t/e/human_rights/minorities/1._general_presentation/1._news/N
ews(2006)034%20Ireland_OP_public.asp#TopOfPage
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Nicola Markes-Goerlach 
Council of Europe 
Directorate General of Human Rights 
Secretariat of the Framework Convention 
for the Protection of National Minorities 
F-67075 Strasbourg-Cedex 
nicola.markes-goerlach@coe.int 
http://www.coe.int/minorities


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