Examination of the possibility of drawing up a draft Protocol to the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities giving competence to the European Court of Human Rights to give advisory opinions concerning the interpretation


Ministers' Deputies
Notes on the Agenda

CM/Notes/728/4.3 (Restricted) 27 October 2000
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728 Meeting, 30 October 2000
4 Human rights

4.3 Examination of the possibility of drawing up a draft Protocol to the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities giving competence to the European Court of Human Rights to give advisory opinions concerning the interpretation of the Framework Convention
Proposal by the Italian Chair

Reference documents
CM/Del/Dec(2000)724/4.2,

CM(2000)133 rev. and CM(2000)152

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Action
The Deputies are invited to resume consideration of the proposal of the Italian Chair set out in CM(2000)133 rev. in the light of information received.



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The Italian Chair has put forward, in document CM(2000)133, a proposal for a draft protocol to the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities giving competence to the European Court of Human Rights to give advisory opinions concerning the interpretation of the Framework Convention.

 

The Deputies held a preliminary exchange of views concerning this proposal at their 724th meeting (4 October 2000, item 4.2), as a result of which they agreed to resume consideration of this item at their 727th meeting (25 October 2000).

 

At the request of the Chair, this item has been postponed to the present meeting.  The Chair wrote to Dr Wildhaber, President of the European Court of Human Rights, on 18 October 2000 and to Dr Hofmann, Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, on 20 October 2000.  The replies to these letters will be made available, on receipt.

 

Following this exchange of views and consultations with the Scretariat (see CM(2000)152 containing the Secretariat's observations on this matter), the Chair puts forward in document CM(2000)133 rev. a revised version of its proposal for a draft protocol to the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities giving competence to the European Court of Human Rights to give advisory opinions concerning the interpretation of the Framework Convention.

 

This revised version will be transmitted by the Chair to the Dr Wildhaber and to Dr Hofmann, for opinion.

 



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