Published: 1 Dec 2007

Implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by the Russian Federation

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On 11 May 2006, the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities adopted its Second Opinion on the Russian Federation. Whilst noting a number of positive legislative steps and programmes undertaken to combat discrimination, the Committee also highlighted negative trends. These include the failure to adopt comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation offering effective remedies for victims, as well as the failure to implement adequate measures for the preservation and development of minority cultures. In its response, the Russian Government stated that the Opinion was ‘unreasonably negative’.

To read more about the content of the Second Opinion, including its recommendations for further action to be taken by the Russian authorities, click on the link below.