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Shaping language rights

Council of Europe publication

Author: Catherine Seewald/02 December 2013/Categories: European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, Publication

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This volume provides an in-depth analysis of the provisions of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in light of the monitoring work done by the Committee of Experts since 2001.
An article-by-article commentary by legal experts examines the meaning and implications of the provisions of the Charter and studies best practice and shortcomings in its implementation by states parties.
The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages protects and promotes traditionally used regional or minority languages in Europe.

Shaping language rights : commentary on the European Charter for Regional of Minority Languages in light of the Committee of Experts'evaluation / Alba Nogeira López. Eduardo J.Ruiz Vieytez and Iňigo Urrutia Libarona – Strasbourg : Council of Europe Publishing, 2012. – isbn 9789287172167.


List of contributors (in alphabetical order)
Part I - General provisions
Article 1. Definitions
Article 1c. Non-territorial languages
Article 2. Undertakings and Article 3. Practical arrangements
Article 4. Existing regimes of protection
Article 6. Information
Part II - Objectives and principles
Article 7. Objectives and principles
Part III - Measures to promote the use of regional or minority languages in public life
Article 8.1. Education (I)
Article 8.2. Education (II)
Article 9. Judicial authorities
Article 10. Administrative authorities and public services
Article 11. Media
Article 12. Cultural activities and facilities
Article 13. Economic and social life
Article 14. Transfrontier exchanges
Part IV - Application of the Charter
Articles 15 to 17. Application of the Charter
Part V - Final provisions
Articles 18 to 23. Final provisions


Projects and resources of the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) in the field of minority languages

Current ECML projects (2013-2014)
Collaborative community approach to migrant education
Involving parents in plurilingual and intercultural education
Latest ECML publications on regional and minority languages

Candelier, Michel et al., CARAP – FREPA – A framework of reference for pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures, 2012
Le CARAP – Un cadre de référence pour les approches plurielles des langues et des cultures, 2012
CARAP – REPA – Ein Referenzrahmen für Plurale Ansätze zu Sprachen und Kulturen, zu erscheinen 2013
Database "CARAP-FREPA – Online teaching materials" offers teaching activities which fall within the scope of pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures
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