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THIS ARTICLE SHOWS THAT THERE ARE A WIDE SET OF STANDARDS IN PLACE TO PROMOTE THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL PARTICIPATION OF MINORITIES. IT IDENTIFIES THE MANY GAPS THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED INCLUDING THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF STATES CONCERNING THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES OF MINORITY COMMUNITIES, IDENTIFYING THE ROMA AS ONE OF A SET OF MINORITY COMMUNITIES FACING THIS ISSUE. (more…)

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This document was presented to the Committee of Ministers Deputies (Ambassadors) of the Council of Europe to describing the work of the Advisory Committee of the FCNM from 2006-2008. There is a presentation that highlights the major points. (more…)

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Ten years of Implementing the FCNM

This paper draws on the short formal presentation made to government officials and others in Strasbourg to mark the 10th Anniversary of FCNM coming into force. It highlights the key elements of the FCNM, major developments, participation and the impact of the Framework Convention. (more…)

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This article explores the way in which the CoE FCNM Advisory Committee has experienced and developed its own understanding of the effective participation of minorities in its Opinions, its standard setting Commentary and its own operations. (more…)

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Effective Participation of minorities

This presentation was made in Lund to celebrate the OSCE Lund Recommendations and to compare and contrast them with the Council of Europe Framework Convention, Article 15 with its added emphasis on the effective participation of minorities in Cultural, Social and Economic life. (more…)

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The Rights of Minorities and their Interstate Dimension.

This article, published in March 2011, explores the interrelationship between the Recommendations of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities and the experience of monitoring the CoE Framework Convention. (more…)

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