are in the MOST Phase I website (1994-2003).
The MOST Phase II website is available at: www.unesco.org/shs/most.
The Document of the Copenhagen Meeting of the Conference on the Human Dimension of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe was adopted 29 June 1990. The Document emphasizes the respect of national minority rights as inherent to the promotion of democracy.
Persons belonging to national minorities have the rights to exercise fully and effectively their human rights and fundamental freedoms without any discrimination and in full equality before the law.Article 32
To belong to a national minority is a matter of a person's individual choice and no disadvantage may arise from the exercise of such choice.Article 33
The participating States will protect the ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious identity of national minorities on their territory and create conditions for the promotion of that identity. They will take the necessary measures to that effect after due consultations, including contacts with organizations or associations of such minorities, in accordance with the decision-making procedures of each State.Article 35
The participating States will respect the right of persons belonging to national minorities to effective participation in public affairs, including in the affairs relating to the protection and promotion of the identity of such minorities.Source: A full text version of this document can be found on the Internet site of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe.
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