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Developments in the Field of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in 2012

Developments in the Field of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in 2012 Part II Reports A. INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS Vesna Crni-Groti* I. Introduction There were no developments in 2012 with respect to the number of states parties to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (the Charter).¹ There are still only 25 states parties among 47 member states of the Council of Europe. Regardless of the efforts made by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe no new state signed or ratified this treaty in 2012. In his biennial report to the Parliamentary Assembly in March 2012 the Secretary General again expressed his disappointment about the fact that there had been no new signatures since 2005 and no new ratifications. He stressed that among the states that are not party to the Charter some have a long tradition of protecting and promoting minority languages on the basis of national legislation and the Framework Convention on the Protection of National Minorities (the FCNM).² Regrettably, they have not yet adopted the Charter.³ A good case in * Vesna Crni-Groti is vice-president and member of the Committee of Experts in respect of Croatia of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online Brill

Developments in the Field of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in 2012

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Brill
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© Copyright 2014 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1570-7865
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2211-6117
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10.1163/22116117-90110046
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Part II Reports A. INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS Vesna Crni-Groti* I. Introduction There were no developments in 2012 with respect to the number of states parties to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (the Charter).¹ There are still only 25 states parties among 47 member states of the Council of Europe. Regardless of the efforts made by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe no new state signed or ratified this treaty in 2012. In his biennial report to the Parliamentary Assembly in March 2012 the Secretary General again expressed his disappointment about the fact that there had been no new signatures since 2005 and no new ratifications. He stressed that among the states that are not party to the Charter some have a long tradition of protecting and promoting minority languages on the basis of national legislation and the Framework Convention on the Protection of National Minorities (the FCNM).² Regrettably, they have not yet adopted the Charter.³ A good case in * Vesna Crni-Groti is vice-president and member of the Committee of Experts in respect of Croatia of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of

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European Yearbook of Minority Issues OnlineBrill

Published: Nov 17, 2014

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