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Title: European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
Available From: http://conventions.coe.int/Treaty/Commun/QueVoulezVous.asp?NT=148&CM=8&DF=9/6/2006&CL=ENG
Conclusion Date: 1992-11-05
Description: The Charter aims to protect non-official languages traditionally spoken within a State by a minority of the population. Among its objectives and principles are the facilitation of education and instruction in the minority language, and the elimination of discrimination against those who seek to promote or safeguard such languages.
The Council of Europe web site provides the text of the treaty, a chart of signatures and ratifications, list of declarations and reservations, and an explanatory report.
Legal Citation: ETS No. 148
EISIL Categories: Home > Individuals & Groups > Ethnic Groups, Minorities & Indigenous Peoples
Home > Individuals & Groups > Social & Political Issues > Linguistic Rights
Keywords: cultural protection
minority rights
Language(s): English
French
Document Creator: Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
webcplre@coe.int
Site Administrator: Council of Europe
webmaster@coe.int


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