MINELRES: CoE FCNM: Advisory Committee visits Bulgaria

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Fri Oct 2 17:18:41 2009


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


RECENTS NEWS
ON
THE FRAMEWORK CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF NATIONAL MINORITIES
(fcnm)
 

Bulgaria: visit of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention
for the Protection of National Minorities

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for
the Protection of National Minorities will visit Sofia and Plovdiv, from
28 September - 02 October 2009 in the context of the monitoring of the
implementation of this convention in Bulgaria.

This is the second visit of the Advisory Committee to Bulgaria. The
Delegation will have meetings with the representatives of all relevant
ministries, public officials, the Ombudsman, as well as persons
belonging to national minorities and Human Rights NGOs. 

The Delegation includes Mr Alan PHILLIPS (President of the Advisory
Committee and member elected in respect of the United Kingdom), Mr
Gaspar BIRO (member of the Advisory Committee elected in respect of
Hungary) and Mr Ferenc HAJOS (member of the Advisory Committee elected
in respect of Slovenia). They will be accompanied by Ms Michele AKIP,
Head of the Secretariat on the Framework Convention for the Protection
of National Minorities and Mr Krzysztof ZYMAN, Administrator in the
Secretariat on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National
Minorities.

Note: Bulgaria submitted its second State Report under the Framework
Convention in November 2007. Following its visit, the Advisory Committee
will adopt its own report (called Opinion) in Autumn 2009, which will be
sent to the Bulgarian Government for comments. The Committee of
Ministers of the Council of Europe will then adopt conclusions and
recommendations in respect of Bulgaria.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
http://www.coe.int/minorities


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