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FCPNMFramework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
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As indicated by the adoption of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, many European countries define national minorities as those groups of state citizens belonging to historical communities.
20) Besides the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, it appears that the term "national minority" is only used with the same meaning (21) in the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the "ECHR") (22) and in the Draft Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, which notes that "[a]ny discrimination based on any ground such as ethnic or social origin .
Political Developments Leading Up to the Adoption of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
This definition is certainly consistent with the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, but it does not appear to encompass the entire definition of national minority for purposes of the Convention.
The Text of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
161) Its terms of reference instructed the committee to draft both a framework convention for the protection of national minorities and a protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights in the cultural field.
182) In other words, to extend the protections of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities to ethnic, religious, and linguistic minorities could either equate these minorities with the term "national minority" or could define these minorities as categorically distinct from national minorities.
Other international instruments adopted around this same time (the UN Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious mid Linguistic Minorities (1992) and the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (opened for signature 1995)) use a similar hybrid individual rights-group rights approach to minority rights.
Explanatory Report to the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, para.
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