ECMI Publications Programme
The ECMI prepares publications at different stages in our work and with varied aims. Below is a list of our current publications database, and in the left menu there is access to descriptions of our publications.
This publication offers an index of indicators to measure the performance of the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM). The FCNM is one of the most important instruments in the protection of minorities and the promotion of minority rights in Europe. While there have been initiatives to conceptualize indicators for the FCNM,1 there has not been a comprehensive set of indicators developed. With this the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) seeks to begin filling this gap by providing an index of qualitative indicators.
The purpose of this Handbook is to provide an informed and balanced perspective on the most common mechanisms for the effective participation of national minorities to public life on the ways in which national governments across Europe have found an answer to the question of how national minorities residing on their territory can best participate to public life.
This compilation of overviews and analytical notes is a valuable help for minorities, scholars and government officials in their pursuit of their activities concerning ethno-cultural affairs. This volume is the first handbook issued by ECMI in the Russian language, as well as the first publication of its kind in Belarus. The book comprises three overviews respectively of the universal instruments, as well as European mechanisms for minority protection and linguistic rights of minorities. Rounding this out are three analytical commentaries on minority-related norms and policies. The book also includes Alexander Osipov's article which explains the relevance of the European minority regime for Belarus and a list of useful internet sources on minority issues. The book's target audience includes minority and other civil society activists, governmental officials, journalists, scholars and students of social sciences and humanities. The handbook seeks to raise the Belarusian public's awareness of minority issues and their importance for the country.
This handbook was issued in the framework of the ECMI Belarus programme.
Vol. 2: Early compliance of non-States Parties with the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages : A Handbook with twenty proposed instruments of ratification / Congruence between the ECRML and the FCNM
Congruence between the ECRML and the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities as well as the congruence between national legislation and the provisions of the ECRML are presented in table formats for easy review of the existing legislation to support the proposals for instruments of ratifications. With this Handbook, it is hoped that the respective states, the civil society organizations and other stakeholders will use it as a guide to address the ratification possibilities as an achieveable goal set out of practical convenience. We hope that it will be used as a tool and will add new momentum to the ECRML ratification process.
Vol. 1: Early compliance of non-States Parties with the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages : A Handbook with twenty proposed instruments of ratification / Regional or Minority Languages in non-States Parties /
Regional or Minority Languages in non-State Parties presents the description of the situation of minority languages in the country, the compliance of the national legislation with the provisions of the ECRML and proposals for instruments of ratification. With this Handbook, it is hoped that the respective states, the civil society organizations and other stakeholders will use it as a guide to address the ratification possibilities as an achieveable goal set out of practical convenience. We hope that it will be used as a tool and will add a new momentum to the ECRML ratification process.
This manual, designed as a training toolkit and reference collection, provides an overview of issues pertaining to ethno-national minorities in the South Caucasus. The manual is intended to serve as a mainstreaming toolkit that can be used by national governments and other stakeholders for project development in the region.
This book presents a series of studies covering the work of eight different organisations active in central and eastern Europe.
Minority rights jurisprudence digest is a comprehensive yet analytical classification of cases on international and regional jurisprudence on minority rights and, at present, it is the only digest of judicial practice in the area of minority rights.
In 2005, the European Agency for Reconstruction (EAR) and the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) developed a training programme to introduce, train, and assist EAR staff in the relevant inclusion of key minority issues into EAR sectoral reconstruction and rehabilitation programmes.
Mechanisms for the implementation of minority rights is the second in ECMI's Handbook series on Minority Issues.
While research has previously been undertaken in relation to national ombudsperson and human rights institutions, there has not yet been significant research into the role of specialist minority ombudspersons institutions. This Guide begins to fill that gap.
Minorities in International Law: An Introductory Study opens ECMI's new Handbook series on Minority Issues.