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Title: Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
Corporate Authors: Council of Europe (COE) 
Subject Keywords: conventions ; minority rights ; CoE
Key Issues: Freedom of religion or belief ; Intolerance against Christians
Issue Date: 1-Feb-1995
Publisher: COE
Publication Country: France 
Publication Place : Strasbourg
Material Type: convention
Language: English ; French ; German ; Italian ; Russian ; Spanish
Series: Council of Europe treaty series
Council of Europe treaty series
Volume: no. 157
Country Coverage: COE region 
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Abstract: The convention is the first legally binding multilateral instrument concerned with the protection of national minorities in general. Its aim is to protect the existence of national minorities within the respective territories of the parties. The convention seeks to promote the full and effective equality of national minorities by creating appropriate conditions enabling them to preserve and develop their culture and to retain their identity. The convention sets out principles relating to persons belonging to national minorities in the sphere of public life, such as freedom of peaceful assembly, freedom of association, freedom of expression, freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and access to the media, as well as in the sphere of freedoms relating to language, education, transfrontier co-operation, etc.
Physical Description: 9 p.
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