MINELRES: CoE FCNM: Second Opinion on Norway Published

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


Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National
Minorities: news concerning Norway 

PUBLICATION OF THE SECOND OPINION OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON NORWAY 

STRASBOURG 16.11.2006  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 Norway has been made
public at the country's initiative. 

The President of the Advisory Committee, Mr Alan Phillips welcomed the
fact that Norway made the Advisory Committee's Opinion public
immediately upon its receipt, which contributes to the transparency of
the 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 Norway. After the Norwegian 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)038%20Norway_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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