MINELRES: CoE FCNM: Advisory Committee visits UK
Tue Mar 20 16:21:09 2007
Original sender: Nicola Markes-Goerlach <Nicola.MARKES-GOERLACH@coe.int>
THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE FRAMEWORK CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF
NATIONAL MINORITIES VISITS THE UNITED KINGDOM
STRASBOURG 19.3.2007 - A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the
Council of Europe’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National
Minorities is visiting the United Kingdom this week from 19-24 March
2007 in the context of the monitoring of the implementation of this
convention in the United Kingdom. The visit is the 19th 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.
The United Kingdom submitted its second state report under the Framework
Convention in February 2007, and the delegation of the Advisory
Committee will be in the United Kingdom in order to seek further
information. On the basis of this and other information, the Advisory
Committee will subsequently adopt an opinion on how the United Kingdom
has implemented the various articles of the Framework Convention.
The delegation includes the following members of the Advisory Committee:
Mr. Ivan GARVALOV (Bulgaria), Ms. Marju LAURISTIN (Estonia) and Ms. Eva
SMITH-ASMUSSEN (Denmark), and will be assisted by Ms Elena JURADO of the
Secretariat of the Framework Convention.
Council of Europe
Directorate General of Human Rights
Secretariat of the Framework Convention
for the Protection of National Minorities
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