MINELRES: European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages: new report on application in the UK

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Charter for Regional or Minority Languages: new report on application in
the UK 

The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers has made public the second
report on the situation of minority languages in the United Kingdom:

http://www.coe.int/t/e/legal_affairs/local_and_regional_democracy/regional_or_mi
nority_languages/2_Monitoring/2.3_Committee_of_Experts%
27_Reports/UK_2nd_report.pdf

On the basis of this report, the Committee of Ministers calls on the UK
to create and implement comprehensive education policies for the Irish
and Scottish Gaelic languages, and to further develop education in
Welsh. It also asks the UK Government to: 
- develop a comprehensive Irish language policy 
- give more support for the printed media in Irish and Scottish Gaelic
- improve services in Welsh in health and social care facilities 
- make efforts to improve the position of Scots and Ulster Scots 

This report has been drawn up by a committee of independent experts
which monitors the application of the European Charter for Regional or
Minority Languages. 

The regional or minority languages protected under the Charter in the UK
are Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, Irish, Scots, Ulster-Scots, Cornish and Manx
Gaelic. 

More information on the Charter can be found on the following website:
http://www.coe.int/minlang 


Council of Europe 
Secretariat of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages 
Directorate of Co-operation for Local and Regional Democracy 
DG I - Legal Affairs 
F - 67075 STRASBOURG
Cedex

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