MINELRES: CoE FCNM: Advisory Committee visits Austria

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


THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE FRAMEWORK CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF
NATIONAL MINORITIES VISITS AUSTRIA

STRASBOURG 26.3.2007 - A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the
Council of Europe’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National
Minorities is visiting Austria this week from 26-30 March 2007 in the
context of the monitoring of the implementation of this convention in
Austria. The visit is the 20th country visit conducted by the Advisory
Committee in the second cycle of monitoring. The Committee is composed
of 18 independent experts elected by the Committee of Ministers of the
Council of Europe.

Austria submitted its second state report under the Framework Convention
in December 2006, and the delegation of the Advisory Committee will be
in Austria in order to seek further information. On the basis of this
and other information, the Advisory Committee will subsequently adopt an
opinion on how Austria has implemented the various articles of the
Framework Convention.

The delegation consists Ms Arzu Aghdasi-Sisan, Member of the Advisory
Committee elected in respect of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr Gjergj
Sinani, Member elected in respect of Albania, Ms Regina Tavares da
Silva, Member elected in respect of Portugal, and Ms Francoise Kempf of
the Secretariat of the Framework Convention.


http://www.coe.int/minorities 

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

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