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18-03-2011

ECMI Director elected Member of the Advisory Committee to the FCNM

The Director of the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), Dr. Tove H. Malloy, has been elected by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to serve on the Advisory Committee to the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM). Dr. Malloy was nominated by the Danish Government. Advisory Committee Members serve in their individual capacity as independent and impartial experts.

The Advisory Committee to the FCNM is the monitoring body of the Convention. It is an independent expert committee responsible for evaluating the implementation of the Framework Convention by State Parties and advising the Committee of Ministers. The results of this evaluation consist of detailed country-specific opinions adopted following a monitoring procedure. This procedure involves the examination of State Reports and other sources of information as well as meetings on the spot with governmental interlocutors, national minority representatives and other relevant actors.

The Advisory Committee is composed of 18 independent experts elected and appointed for four years. In accordance with Resolution (97) 10 of the Committee of Ministers, members of the Advisory Committee shall have recognized expertise in the field of the protection of national minorities. They shall serve in their individual capacity, shall be independent and impartial and shall be available to serve on the Committee effectively. Currently Denmark does not have a full member of the Advisory Committee. Until the next opening of country seats in May 2012, Dr. Malloy will serve as Associate Member in respect of Denmark. Associate Members are called upon to provide country expertise on their national state during the drafting and deliberation of opinions pertaining to their own country. Dr. Malloy will serve when the Opinion on Denmark is prepared in the Advisory Committee later this month.

Read more about Dr. Tove H. Malloy here 

For more on the Framework Convention, click on this link

For more on the Advisory Committee, click here

 

ECMI founders:

The German Federal GovernmentThe German
Federal Government
The Danish GovernmentThe Danish
Government
The Federal State Schleswig-HolsteinThe Federal State
Schleswig-Holstein