FCNM page / Council of Europe
The text of the Framework Convention, as well as State Reports and further reports of FCNM monitoring bodies and be found on this highly useful page. Highly recommended as a starting point for research.
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Ethnicity and Democratic Governance
The Ethnicity and Democratic Governance Project is a major collaborative research initiative studying one of the most complex and challenging issues of the world today - governing ethnic diversity. Highly recommended.
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Main Minorities Page / UNHCHR
A wealth of information on minorities can be found here. In the left-hand column, click on UN Guide for Minorities. Highly recommended.
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Europe's Working Regional Autonomies-A Comparative Analysis (2008) / Thomas Benedikter / Society for Threatened Peoples
Europe's working territorial autonomies share numerous common features, but on the other hand reflect also differences corresponding to their different genesis, development, geographical location, ethnic composition and political context. Autonomies usually are institutional and procedural systems based on complex legal provisions starting from the basic autonomy statute or constitutional law and coming to enactment laws and decrees embracing the legal provisions approved and adapted by the autonomous institutions.
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