The Committee of Ministers adopted the Resolution on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Slovenia, 4 July 2012
Strasbourg - The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted, at its 1147th meeting on 4 July 2012, the Resolution on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Slovenia.
Slovenia ratified the Framework Convention of the Council of Europe for the Protection of National Minorities on 25 March 1998. The adopted resolution ended the third reporting cycle. The opinion on the implementation of the Convention by Slovenia was prepared by the Advisory Committee of the Framework Convention, composed by independent experts.
The Committee of Ministers noted in the Resolution positive developments in Slovenia, related to the protection of Roma, and stressed the importance of the adopted Declaration on the Policies on New National Communities in February 2011. The role of the Ombudsman Office is highlighted as well. Despite some important steps forward, the socio-economic situation of Roma in some regions remains a concern. Hate speech is also mentioned as one of the issues that should be addressed. Regarding the Italian and Hungarian national communities, the Committee notes, among other issues, that despite the positive framework, there is still a lack of trained teachers to work in bilingual schools and Italian-language schools.
The adopted resolution is available here.
All reports on the implementation of the Convention by Slovenia, as well as the Opinions of the Advisory Committee, and the adopted resolutions, are available here.