NGO Declaration on the European Convention for the Protection of Minorities
The European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities celebrated its first decade in Strasbourg on 9-10 October 2008. On this occasion, a Coalition of 86 local and national NGOs from all European countries presented a common declaration. A raise of awareness and law-making are among the positive consequences of the Framework Convention, but deficiencies are still numerous in its implementation on national and international level. The Coalition urges all the countries that have not ratified the Framework Convention to lift their defensive position. The declaration lists a very precise claims and its addressee. Let’s hope that the declaration will reach the offices in charge and be taken into account.
- Assessing the Impact 10 years on: NGO declaration on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (pdf, 16p.)
Strasbourg, 9-10 October 2008
- International conference to assess the protection of national minorities by the European Framework Convention
Press Release, Council of Europe, 6 October 2008