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Section V, Articles 27–32

Matthew Draper

From: The Rights of Minorities: A Commentary on the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

Edited By: Marc Weller

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 April 2024

Subject(s):
Indigenous peoples — Self-determination — Minorities — Human rights remedies

This chapter comments on Articles 27–32 of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM). Article 27 limits signature of the Framework Convention to members of the Council of Europe (CoE), although it does provide a mechanism for non-members to be invited to join. Article 28 sets out the rules governing when the Framework Convention enters into force and, for CoE members that join subsequently, when they become bound by it. Article 29 describes how non-members of the CoE may be invited to join the Framework Convention by the Committee of Ministers (CoM) and when the Framework Convention enters into force for such states. Article 30 allows states to specify the parts of their territories to which the Framework Convention is to apply. Article 31 provides the manner in which states may denounce, or rather withdraw from, the Framework Convention. Finally, Article 32 requires the Secretary-General of the CoE to notify the states of any signatures, accessions, and ratifications, as well as any other state communication relating to the Framework Convention.

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