The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

A Useful Pan-European Instrument?

Edited by: Annelies Verstichel, André Alen, Paul Lemmens, Bruno De Witte

This book offers a critical evaluation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (drawn up within the Council of Europe) and gives to-the-point answers on current questions. Can the Framework Convention become a pan-European document, given the non-ratification by some states, such as Belgium, France, Greece, and Turkey? Furthermore, what is the added value of the Framework Convention compared to other international minority monitoring mechanisms? This volume brings together a number of leading international experts, along with several authors closely involved with the monitoring of minority protection in Europe. The book will be of interest to a wide audience of academics, practitioners, policy makers, non-governmental organizations, and all those interested in minority rights.


282 pages

Publication Date: 3/13/2008
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9789050956437