MINELRES: Council of Europe: Ten years of protecting national minorities and regional or minority languages

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Fri Mar 14 20:48:35 2008


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


Ten years of protecting national minorities and regional or minority
languages

Ms Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of
Europe, and Mr Dusan Caplovic, Deputy Prime Minister in the Slovak
Government opened this morning 11 March 2008 a Conference in Strasbourg
under the auspices of the Slovak Presidency of the Committee of
Ministers. This significant event marks the 10th anniversary of the
entry into force of the Framework Convention for the Protection of
National Minorities and the European Charter for Regional or Minority
Languages on 1 February and 1 March 1998 respectively.  

The conference will review the experience accumulated over the last ten
years and will also provide an opportunity to reflect on the role of the
international and domestic institutions which implement both
conventions. It will examine the impact of these conventions on national
policies, legislation and practice regarding the protection of
minorities and their languages. 

Related links:

Link to the Programme (pdf) of the Conference:
http://www.coe.int/t/e/human_rights/minorities/1._GENERAL_PRESENTATION/PDF_Progr
amme%20conference%20%20E%20080305.pdf

- http://www.coe.int/T/E/Human_Rights/Minorities/

- http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/education/minlang/Default_en.asp


Contact: minorities.fcnm@coe.int
Tel./ + 333 90 21 44 33 
Fax.: + 333 90 21 49 18

Nicola Markes-Goerlach
Council of Europe 
Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs
Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National
Minorities
F-67075 Strasbourg-Cedex 
http://www.coe.int/minorities


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