07 June 2019
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has recently adopted a report on Promoting and protection sign languages in Europe, as well as a recommendation to which the Committee of Ministers in May 2019. In addition, an expert report on the use of sign languages in the Organisation's member States has been prepared at the request of the Finnish Presidency of the Committee of Ministers.
The Committee of Ministers underlines the importance of sign languages as natural languages of deaf persons and recognises that it would be of importance to improve the understanding of how sign languages are protected and promoted in all member states.
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