MINELRES: CoE FCNM: recent news

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


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

18/12/2009
Protection of National Minorities: San Marino facilitates immigrants'
integration
San Marino demonstrates a constructive approach towards a correct
implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of
National Minorities of the Council of Europe. According to the Third
Opinion of the Advisory Committee published today, important legal
measures have been adopted against discrimination as well as initiatives
to facilitate immigrants' integration. 

The Advisory Committee welcomes the general climate of dialogue and
tolerance in the country, with no record of any overt form of
discrimination and intolerance. In order to contribute to the
preservation of an atmosphere of mutual understanding in San Marino, it
points out that further efforts are needed to increase awareness of the
relevance of fighting racism. The Committee also recommends setting-up
an independent institution to monitor racism and discrimination. 

16/12/2009
Poland: The Second Opinion of the Council of Europe Advisory Committee
on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
(FCNM) on Poland has been made public by the Government. The Advisory
Committee adopted this Opinion in March 2009 following a country visit
in December 2008. 

09/12/2009
Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Committee of Ministers has just adopted a
resolution on the protection of national minorities in Bosnia and
Herzegovina. The resolution contains conclusions and recommendations,
highlighting positive developments but also a number of areas where
further measures are needed to advance the implementation of the
Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. 

05/11/2009
Armenia submitted its third state report in English and Armenian,
pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 1, of the Framework Convention for the
Protection of National Minorities. It is now up to the Advisory
Committee to consider it and adopt an opinion intended for the Committee
of Ministers.

12/10/2009
Croatia submitted its third state report in English and Croatian,
pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 1, of the Framework Convention for the
Protection of National Minorities. It is now up to the Advisory
Committee to consider it and adopt an opinion intended for the Committee
of Ministers.

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