The Council of Europe

From Pamphlet Number 8 of the UN Guide for Minorities

The Council of Europe
The Council of Europe is an inter-governmental organization whose aims are to:
· protect human rights, pluralist democracy, and the rule of law
· promote awareness and encourage the development of Europe’s cultural identity and
diversity
· s eek solutions to problems facing European society, including discrimination
against minorities, xenophobia, intolerance, environmental protection, human
cloning, HIV-AIDS, drugs, organized crime, etc.
· help consolidate democratic stability in Europe by backing political, legislative, and
constitutional reform
Based in Strasbourg, France, the Council is composed of 43 states: Albania, Andorra,
Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,
Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova,
Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,
Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The
Council of Europe is governed by an inter-governmental Committee of Ministers and an
indirectly elected Parliamentary Assembly. As of May 2001, Bosnia-Herzegovina and
the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia are non-member states whose parliaments have
special guest status with the Parliamentary Assembly.
The Council of Europe should not be confused with the European Union, although all
of the 15 European Union States are also members of the Council of Europe.
The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

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