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protection of persons belonging to national minorities in Finland

Kristian Myntti

protection of persons belonging to national minorities in Finland

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Published by Advisory Board for International Human Rights Affairs in Helsinki .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Finland.
    • Subjects:
    • Minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Finland.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 32).

      StatementKristian Myntti.
      SeriesPublications of the Advisory Board for International Human Rights Affairs,, no. 2
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKJT2467.M56 M96 1993
      The Physical Object
      Pagination33 p. ;
      Number of Pages33
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1215720M
      ISBN 109514762924
      LC Control Number94213291


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This has begun to put pressure on persons belonging to both traditional and “new” minorities as well as Swedish-speaking Finns. These are among the findings in the Council of Europe report on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in Finland.

The Advisory Committee urges the authorities to. The Council of Europe’s most comprehensive text for protecting the rights of persons belonging to national minorities is the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM).

It is the first legally binding multilateral instrument devoted to the protection of national minorities worldwide. This has begun to put pressure on persons belonging to both traditional and “new” minorities as well as Swedish-speaking Finns.

These are among the findings in the Council of Europe report on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in Finland. The Advisory Committee urges the authorities to. 41 See e.g. Art. 2 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Persons belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities, or Art.

15 of the Framework Convention for the Protection protection of persons belonging to national minorities in Finland book National Minorities.

See Gudmundur Alfredsson, "Disadvantages of Bilateral Agreements", in Arie Bloed and Pieter van Dijk (eds.), Protection of Cited by: 2. for the Protection of National Minorities (4th cycle) “Article 5 1. The Parties undertake to promote the conditions necessary for persons belonging to national minorities to maintain and develop their culture, and to preserve the essential elements of their identity, namely their religion, language, traditions and cultural heritage.

on the Rights of Persons Belonging to Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities, the Special Rapporteur on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, Francesco Capotorti defined, with the application of Article 27 of ICCPR in mind, a minority group as - a group numerically inferior to the rest of the population of a State, in Email your librarian or administrator to recommend.

Finland was also starting to recognize its traditional minorities and consider diversity as an asset. The country had become a destination of larger-scale immigration in the early s, and the Finnish integration policy, using Sweden and The Netherlands as sources of inspiration, guaranteed immigrants’ right to own language and culture.

Persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities (hereinafter referred to as persons belonging to minorities) have the right to enjoy their own culture, to profess and practise their own religion, and to use their own language, in private and in public, freely and without interference or any form of discrimination.

Persons belonging to national minorities whose minority rights are respected, who participate effectively in the political and economic life of the state, and who see that they can achieve their goals through the institutions of the state, are more likely to give their loyalty to the state and to accept their responsibilities to it.

History shows a pattern of oppression, forced assimilation, and even destruction of minority groups. Although legal and quasi-legal instruments were adopted after both the First and Second World Wars, it was not until after the fall of the Berlin Wall that the protection of persons belonging to national minorities became a dominant issue in the international legal and political arenas.

Persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities (hereinafter referred to as persons belonging to minorities) have the right to enjoy their own culture, to profess and practise their own religion, and to use their own language, in private and in public, freely and without interference or any form of discrimination.

This chapter comments on Article 6 of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM). Article 6 consists of two sections. Article 6(1) requires states Parties to encourage a spirit of tolerance and intercultural dialogue and to promote mutual respect, understanding, and co-operation among all persons living on their territory, irrespective of those persons' ethnic.

for the Protection of National Minorities (ACFC) continued to help states parties to guarantee the effective equality of persons belonging to national minorities through the implementation of their human rights, as enshrined in the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (ETS No.

here - after Framework Convention). The National Minorities of Europe by Size Table 6 linguistic minorities Lithuania Macedonians members of national minorities in Europe minority lan minority languages minority protection Minority Rights Moldova mother tongue Multiethnic national minorities native language official one's homeland organizations Parties undertake persons.

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic Minorities took a different path. Work began with a Working Group of the UN Commission on Human Rights in and by the beginning of only 4 articles of a declaration had been agreed, while these had a number of unresolved issues within.

Multi-ethnic States and the Protection of Minority Rights the largest minority in Finland at per cent of the population. that would enable persons belonging to national or ethnic. Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious or Linguistic Minorities, G.A.

Res. 47/ of 18 Dec. Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, ETS The Document of the Copenhagen Meeting of the Conference on the Human Dimension of the CSCE 29 ILM, the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.

between persons belonging to a national minority and those 77 Note that in its opinion in Finland it criticizes the. There are hundreds of thousands of stateless persons in Europe, many belonging to national minorities.

They are the most endangered minorities of the EU. As the Member States do not consider them citizens, they don’t have access the most basic rights. The UN Declaration on the Rights of Persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic Minorities took a different path.

Work began with a Working Group of the UN Commission on Human Rights in and by the beginning of only 4 articles of a declaration had been agreed, while these had a number of unresolved issues within.

Local Self-government, Territorial Integrity, and Protection of Minorities: Proceedings of the UniDem Seminar Organised in Lausanne on Aprilin Co-operation with the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law Volume 16 of Science and technique of democracy: Authors: European Commission for Democracy through Law, Institut suisse de droit.

Finland France Germany committed to the policy of protection of human rights and tolerance to persons belonging to minorities, "Considering that the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities does not contain a definition of the notion of national minorities and it is therefore up to the individual Contracting Party.

In the context of the United Nations, the UN Declaration of Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities2 adopted by the UN General Assembly in and inspired by Article 27 of the ICCPR, is the most important contemporary non-treaty text devoted to minority rights.

Education. Santos Pais earned a Law degree from the University of Lisbon. Career. Before her appointment Marta Santos Pais was the Director of the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, a position she has held since She joined UNICEF in as Director of Evaluation, Policy and Planning.

96 See also article 1 of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Lin- guistic Minorities (General Assembly resolution 47/) and OHCHR (). First ever EU-wide survey of minorities: Mapping Discrimination across Europe 09/12/ The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) releases on 9 December the results of its survey of o individuals from ethnic minority and immigrant groups about their experiences of discrimination, racist crime, and policing in the EU.

stipulates that persons belonging to ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities ‘shall not be denied the right, in community with other members of their group, to enjoy their own culture’. Although the language is quite generic, it is now accepted that positive protection is required to.

3. The Assembly also recalls the definition of national minorities set out in its Recommendation () on an additional protocol on the rights of minorities to the European Convention on Human Rights, defining them as “a group of persons in a State who: on the territory of that State and are citizens thereof; b.

maintain longstanding, firm and lasting ties with that. The Constitution of the Republic of Armenia is the main axis for implementation of the state policy on the protection of the rights of persons belonging to national minorities.

Article 41 of the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia enshrines: “Everyone shall have the right to preserve his or her national. National minorities in the law of the EC/EU. The direct role of the European Union (and also the law of the EU/EC) in the area of protection of national minorities is still very limited (likewise the general protection of human rights).The EU has relied on general international law and a European regional system of international law (based on the Council of Europe, Organization for Security.

Instead, the purpose behind the Declaration is cast in negative terms in recognition of the wars, great suffering, foreign interference and hatred caused by disregard of this freedom. 30 The preamble of the Minorities Declaration, however, considers the promotion and protection of the rights of persons belonging to inter alia religious.

Estonia, who ratified the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in late s, evades compliance with Article 11 of this Convention obliging its States Parties to recognize national minorities’ patronyms, and refuses to enter those in national identity documents issued to ethnic Russians.

Macartney, National States and National Minorities (London ), especially Part I, is indispensable for an understanding of the origins of the exceptionally complex ethnographical situation in Central and Eastern Europe, and consequently for an understanding of the historical and political backgrounds of the League of Nations régime for the protection of minorities in that region.

Other speakers include: Christophe Kamp, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Officer in Charge Hilary Shelton, Director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Washington Bureau, Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy The event follows more than a decade of racial justice efforts by the U.S.

The right of persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities to express their characteristics and to develop, inter alia, their culture and language, is also recognised by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities ().

The. A good example is Art. "In areas inhabited by persons belonging to national minorities traditionally or in substantial numbers, if there is sufficient demand, the Parties shall endeavour to ensure, as far as is possible and within the framework of their education systems, that persons belonging to those minorities have adequate.

A new report from the Council of Europe about the status of minorities in Finland says that rising intolerance and nationalism have begun to put pressure on traditional minorities like the Sámi people and Karelians. The Council also urges authorities to have an open dialogue with Swedish speakers, as their mother tongue gets subsumed in practice by English and other languages.

The FCNM recognizes that: "The Parties undertake to promote the conditions necessary for persons belonging to national minorities to maintain and develop their culture, and to preserve the essential elements of their identity, namely their religion, language, traditions and cultural heritage." (46) Arguably, this provision could be interpreted as protecting the land rights of indigenous.

Linguistic rights of national minorities in Europe. Edited by Elżbieta Kuzborska,p. This book contains the papers presented during the interational scientific conference "Intrgration and exclusio: The linguistic rights of national minorities in Europe", which took place on 27 November in Vilnius, Lituania that I orginised.

In Decemberthe U.N. General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious or Linguistic Minorities This declaration set out to. On the protection of the national minority rights in Ukraine. I. Ensuring the national minorities rights in Ukraine.

The modern Ukraine іs a multinational country, with representatives of more than nationalities living in its is internationally recognized that the real achievement of Ukraine`s national minorities policy over 22 years of its independence is an interethnic.Action Plan of Bosnia and Herzegovina for Addressing Roma Issues in the Fields of Employment, Housing and Health Care - 3 / 34 area of social policy, in accordance with the values set out in the revised European Social Charter10 and other European legal sources, also represents a part of the legal framework for this action plan.T h e S t a t u s o f Minorities, Indigenous Peoples a n d I m m i g r a n t a n d Refugee G r o u p s in F o u r Nordic States LAURI HANNIKAINEN* Associate Professor o f International Law, University of Turku, F i n l a n d * This article was written while the author was a senior researcher at the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, University of Lapland, Finland.

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