the council of Europe advisory committee on Thursday published report, the position of the sámi affairs. The report assesses how the protection of national minorities, an international agreement (you move to another service) has been implemented in Finland.
Finland has received in recent times, many of the calls for sami to improve the position. Most recently, the European against racism and intolerance the commission invited in September to the state to increase sámi cultural knowledge among the majority population.
the UN human rights committee, meanwhile, released the beginning of the year two solutions, the Finnish supreme administrative court decision of the sámi Parliament election list in the matter and urged that Finland amend the parliament act so that the right to vote definition of respect for saami self-determination.
Now, the council of Europe, the advisory committee urged Finland to take immediate measures for the sámi Parliament election list issue, as well as the sami participation to strengthen the rights of decision-making.
the Committee calls on the Finnish authorities to develop the sámi electoral list of a tagging system in cooperation with the saami with.
– Must find a solution, in which persons belonging to minorities themselves identifikaatioon related rights is balanced with the fact that indigenous peoples have the collective right to decide their own self-governance structures, membership, advisory committee notes.
the sámi Parliament election the list of has been in Finland already for a long time. Election to the list of persons belonging to the you can both stand for election that to vote for the saami self-government bodies, Parliament, elections.
the First instance of the persons approving the electoral list decides the sámi Parliament, but its decisions have an opportunity to appeal to the supreme administrative court. The system is also discussed for this fall, inter alia, after the supreme administrative court approved the sámi parliament for its elections in connection with elections to the list of individuals with the sámi Parliament was not supposed to sami as.add to government training, funding and cooperation
Finnish authorities are invited to the council of Europe advisory committee by also to strengthen the sami parliament's participation rights as well as legislative and practical level, for example, by ensuring the sámi parliament for the necessary resources.
Authorities presented organised training for the sámi Parliament on the negotiation of obligation (you move to another service) correct interpretation.
in Addition, the committee calls on the authorities to ensure cooperation with the sámi with the sámi region on the use decisions do not adversely affect the saami opportunities to maintain and develop their culture. Also ILO 169 indigenous people pact and the nordic sámi treaty ratification advised to seek a common understanding.
the Advisory committee urges the Finnish state in addition to allocate funds to the statutory sámi in social and health services, and strengthening of sámi language teaching, paying particular attention to language nests, distance learning and teacher education.the Recommendations also karelians, the roma and the Finnish-Swedish with regard to
in a Recent report deals with in addition to the karelians, the roma and the Finnish-Swedish situation.
the Committee, inter alia, calls on the authorities to ensure the Swedish-speaking health and social services in their mother tongue, as well as to formalise the dialogue in karelian representatives with a view to their protection will be strengthened in the national legislation.
Authorities are also invited to intensify the work of the roma - and the karelian language in order to revive by actively promoting their mother tongue teaching in schools.Agreement is legally binding for its ratifying countries the Finnish ministry of foreign affairs still awaits final resolution
Advisory committee on Thursday 31.10.2019 published report (go to another service) applies to the council of Europe the protection of National minorities of the framework convention (Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities FCNM (you move to another service)) the realization in Finland.
the Contract is legally binding on its ratifying countries. Finland has been a party to the contract the agreement entered into force in 1998. Now published report is a part of the agreement, the implementation of continuous monitoring.
– Recommendations related to contractual obligations with the implementation, so naturally they will be taken into careful examination, and their implementation aimed at, told the foreign ministry human rights courts and treaty affairs unit chief Krista Oinonen .
the council of Europe committee of ministers will assess the contract for the realization of the advisory committee with the assistance. Therefore, the advisory committee's report continues the council of Europe in its journey still reports to the committee via the committee of ministers, which approves a final resolution of the framework convention on the implementation of Finland.
the ministry will still wait for the final resolution, which is expected the end of the year, and to inform it of the matter in more detail, tell Krista Oinonen.
the Finnish state has been able to comment on the advisory committee on the draft report before its release. English comments can be found here (you move to another service).
the framework convention can find out more about the ministry of foreign affairs website (go to another service).
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