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Declaration on National Minorities by the Summit Meeting of the Council of Europe

The Declaration on National Minorities was made by the Heads of State and Government of the member States of the Council of Europe, meeting at the Vienna summit conference on 9 October 1993.

Appendix II 

    …States should create the conditions necessary for belonging to national minorities to develop their culture, while preserving their religion, traditions and customs. These persons must be able to use their language both in private and in public and should be able to use it, under certain conditions, in their relations with the public authorities.

Note: The full text of the Declaratoin on National Minorities is available at: http://www.troc.es/ciemen/mercator/CE3-GB.HTM


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