Update: 08.07.2019

Fourth reporting cycle

The fourth reporting cycle on the implementation of the Council of Europe's Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) has been adopted. This website will provide you with all the relevant documents concerning the present cycle.

a) Swiss country report

On 15 February 2017, the Federal Council adopted the fourth reporting cycle on the implementation of the Council of Europe's Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and forwarded it to the Council of Europe.

b) Report by the Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee submitted its fourth report in May 2018.

  • Fourth opinion on Switzerland by the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
    31 May 2018, in English (pdf, 37 pages) / in German (pdf, 41 pages) / in French (pdf, 45 pages) / in Italian (pdf, 43 pages) / in Rumantsch (pdf, 39 pages)

c) Swiss position paper on the report

In December 2018, Switzerland forwarded Its position paper to the Council of Europe.

d) Final resolution by the Committee of Ministers

The Committee of Ministers recorded its final conclusions and recommendations in a resolution on 14 May 2019.

  • Resolution CM/ResCMN(2019)7onthe implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Switzerland
    Committee of Ministers, 14 May 2019
    German (pdf, 2 p.) / French (pdf, 2 p.) / Italian (pdf, 2 p.) / Rumantsch (pdf, 1 S.) / English (pdf, 2 p.)

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