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Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities [ETS No. 157]

Treaty Type:  Multilateral

Depository:  Council of Europe

Place Of Signature:  Strasbourg

Date Of Signature:  01-Feb-1995

Publication Records

  • PRO (now TNA) FO 949/844/0: 0
  • Miscellaneous Series 007/1995: Cm2953

Participant Status

CountryAction Action DateEffective Date
ALBANIA Signature 29-Jun-1995
ARMENIA Signature 25-Jul-1997
ARMENIA Ratification 20-Jul-1998 01-Nov-1998
AUSTRIA Signature 01-Feb-1995
AUSTRIA Ratification 31-Mar-1998 01-Jul-1998
AUSTRIA Declaration 31-Mar-1998
AZERBAIJAN Accession 26-Jun-2000 01-Oct-2000
AZERBAIJAN Declaration 26-Jun-2000
BELGIUM Signature 31-Jul-2001
BELGIUM Declaration 31-Jul-2001
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Accession 24-Feb-2000 01-Jun-2000
BULGARIA Signature 09-Oct-1997
BULGARIA Ratification 07-May-1999 01-Sep-1999
BULGARIA Declaration 07-May-1999
CROATIA Signature 06-Nov-1996
CROATIA Ratification 11-Oct-1997 01-Feb-1998
CYPRUS Signature 01-Feb-1995
CYPRUS Ratification 04-Jun-1996
CZECH REPUBLIC Signature 28-Apr-1995
CZECH REPUBLIC Ratification 18-Dec-1997 01-Apr-1998
DENMARK Signature 01-Feb-1995
ESTONIA Signature 02-Feb-1995
ESTONIA Ratification 06-Jan-1996
ESTONIA Declaration 06-Jan-1997
FINLAND Signature 01-Feb-1995
FINLAND Ratification 03-Oct-1997 01-Feb-1998
GEORGIA Signature 21-Jan-2000
GEORGIA Ratification 22-Dec-2005 01-Apr-2006
GERMANY FEDERAL REPUBLIC Declaration 11-May-1995
GERMANY FEDERAL REPUBLIC Ratification 10-Sep-1997
GERMANY FEDERAL REPUBLIC Declaration 10-Sep-1997
HUNGARY Signature 01-Feb-1995
HUNGARY Ratification 25-Sep-1995
ICELAND Signature 01-Feb-1995
IRELAND, REPUBLIC OF Signature 01-Feb-1995
IRELAND, REPUBLIC OF Ratification 07-May-1999 01-Sep-1999
ITALY Signature 01-Feb-1995
ITALY Ratification 03-Nov-1997 01-Mar-1998
LATVIA Signature 11-May-1995
LATVIA Ratification 06-Jun-2005 01-Oct-2005
LIECHTENSTEIN Signature 01-Feb-1995
LIECHTENSTEIN Ratification 18-Nov-1997 01-Feb-1998
LIECHTENSTEIN Declaration 18-Nov-1997
LITHUANIA Signature 01-Feb-1995
LITHUANIA Ratification 23-Mar-2000 01-Jul-2000
LUXEMBOURG Signature 20-Jul-1995
LUXEMBOURG Declaration 20-Jul-1995
MACEDONIA THE FYR OF Signature 25-Jul-1996
MACEDONIA THE FYR OF Ratification 10-Apr-1997
MACEDONIA THE FYR OF Declaration 10-Apr-1997
MACEDONIA THE FYR OF Declaration 02-Jun-2004 01-Jan-1900
MALTA Signature 11-May-1995
MALTA Ratification 10-Feb-1998 01-Jun-1998
MOLDOVA REPUBLIC OF Signature 13-Jul-1995
MOLDOVA REPUBLIC OF Ratification 20-Nov-1996
NETHERLANDS THE Signature 01-Feb-1995
NETHERLANDS THE Acceptance 16-Feb-2005 01-Jun-2005
NORWAY Signature 01-Feb-1995
NORWAY Ratification 17-Mar-1999
POLAND Signature 01-Feb-1995
POLAND Ratification 20-Dec-2000 01-Apr-2001
POLAND Declaration 20-Dec-2000
PORTUGAL Signature 01-Feb-1995
PORTUGAL Ratification 07-May-2002 01-Sep-2002
ROMANIA Signature 01-Feb-1995
ROMANIA Ratification 11-May-1995
RUSSIAN FEDERATION Signature 28-Feb-1996
RUSSIAN FEDERATION Ratification 21-Aug-1998 01-Dec-1998
RUSSIAN FEDERATION Reservation 21-Aug-1998
SAN MARINO Signature 11-May-1995
SAN MARINO Ratification 05-Dec-1996
SLOVAK REPUBLIC Signature 01-Feb-1995
SLOVAK REPUBLIC Ratification 14-Sep-1995
SLOVENIA Signature 01-Feb-1995
SLOVENIA Ratification 25-Mar-1998 01-Jul-1998
SLOVENIA Declaration 25-Mar-1998
SPAIN Signature 01-Feb-1995
SPAIN Ratification 01-Sep-1995
SWEDEN Signature 01-Feb-1995
SWEDEN Ratification 09-Feb-2000 01-Jun-2000
SWEDEN Declaration 09-Feb-2000
SWITZERLAND Signature 01-Feb-1995
SWITZERLAND Ratification 21-Oct-1998 01-Feb-1999
SWITZERLAND Reservation 21-Oct-1998
UKRAINE Signature 15-Sep-1995
UKRAINE Ratification 26-Jan-1998 01-May-1998
UNITED KINGDOM Signature 01-Feb-1995
UNITED KINGDOM Ratification 15-Jan-1998 01-May-1998
YUGOSLAVIA, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF Accession 11-May-2001 01-Sep-2001

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