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Review of the 2012 Monitoring Process of the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

Review of the 2012 Monitoring Process of the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the... Andreea Cârstocea* I. Introduction The 2012 monitoring process of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (hereinafter the "Framework Convention") was an intensive and complex undertaking. The Advisory Committee and the Committee of Ministers adopted a large number of opinions and respectively resolutions, following closely the implementation of the Framework Convention in state parties across Europe. The developments in the implementation of the Framework Convention in 2012 have unfolded in an unfavourable economic context, with the financial crisis having a negative effect on the budgets allocated for the protection of the rights of persons belonging to national minorities. This is often reflected in the opinions adopted by the Advisory Committee, which encourage state parties to make all necessary efforts to allocate adequate resources in this respect. One of the hardest hit minorities in this respect appears to be the Roma, whose difficulties in accessing basic services and in integrating in their respective societies are highlighted in many opinions of the Advisory Committee. These problems are compounded by increasing xenophobic discourses and attitudes, and by a rise of extremist parties and movements. Oftentimes, these discourses are also perpetuated by mainstream politicians and media, leaving persons belonging to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online Brill

Review of the 2012 Monitoring Process of the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© Copyright 2014 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1570-7865
eISSN
2211-6117
DOI
10.1163/22116117-90110049
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Abstract

Andreea Cârstocea* I. Introduction The 2012 monitoring process of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (hereinafter the "Framework Convention") was an intensive and complex undertaking. The Advisory Committee and the Committee of Ministers adopted a large number of opinions and respectively resolutions, following closely the implementation of the Framework Convention in state parties across Europe. The developments in the implementation of the Framework Convention in 2012 have unfolded in an unfavourable economic context, with the financial crisis having a negative effect on the budgets allocated for the protection of the rights of persons belonging to national minorities. This is often reflected in the opinions adopted by the Advisory Committee, which encourage state parties to make all necessary efforts to allocate adequate resources in this respect. One of the hardest hit minorities in this respect appears to be the Roma, whose difficulties in accessing basic services and in integrating in their respective societies are highlighted in many opinions of the Advisory Committee. These problems are compounded by increasing xenophobic discourses and attitudes, and by a rise of extremist parties and movements. Oftentimes, these discourses are also perpetuated by mainstream politicians and media, leaving persons belonging to

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European Yearbook of Minority Issues OnlineBrill

Published: Nov 17, 2014

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