Background information on Sami peoples, history and culture can be found here.
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This web site offers extensive information on Roma history, culture, organisations, as well as useful links.
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Economic and Social dimensions of Effective Participation / Alan Phillips / 2011
This article shows that there are a wide set of standards in place to promote the economic and social participation of minorities. It identifies the many gaps that need to be addressed including responsibilities of States concerning the social and economic circumstances of minority communities, identifying the Roma as one of a set of minority communities facing this issue.
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Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation IHJR
The IHJR seeks to promote reconciliation, tolerance and understanding in divided societies by dispelling public myths of disputed historical legacies. To this end, the IHJR engages respected scholars and public opinion leaders from opposing sides of a conflict to work together to create and disseminate shared narratives that provide reliable facts and commentary as a basis for public debate and discussion. Through these collaborative efforts, the IHJR also seeks to develop networks of engaged citizens from academia, civil society and the media, that work together to confront and avert the misuse of disputed historical legacies.
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Impact of the OSCE HCNM / Alan Phillips / 2011
This presentation was made to a group of OSCE Ambassadors in The Hague to celebrate the successful work of the HCNM and the close cooperation with the Advisory Committee of the FCNM. They often approach the same issues from mutually reinforcing but different perspectives, which has been valued by both and welcomed by governments and minorities.
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Rights of Minorities / Alan Phillips
This website is designed to give easy access and a specific focus to the rights of minorities, concentrating on papers and presentations related to the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM). Highly recommended as a starting point for research.
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