Update: 03.06.2014

Third reporting cycle (2012 - 2014)

With the passing of the third Swiss report on the implementation of the Council of Europe's Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) on 25 January 2012, the Federal Council started the third round of reporting. The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is monitored by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. In cooperation with the Advisory Committee, the Committee of Ministers regularly submits reports by the states parties.

a) State report by Switzerland

In January 2012, Switzerland submitted its third report on the implementation of the minority convention to the Council of Europe.

b) Opinion by the advisory committee

In March 2013, the advisory committee adopted its third opinion on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in Switzerland and asked for a written Swiss opinion.

c) Reaction by Switzerland

Switzerland submitted its observations to the Council of Europe in November 2013.

d) Final resolution by the Committee of Ministers

The reporting cycle came to a close with the adoption of a resolution by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 28 May 2014.

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