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FUEN attends the United Nations Forum on Minority Issues in Geneva

Today 24 and tomorrow 25 November 2015 the annual United Nations Forum on Minority Issues takes place in the Palais de Nations in Geneva. Over 500 participants from all regions of the world will gather in order to discuss key issues of global concern regarding the treatment of minorities by criminal justice systems, and to make specific recommendations to protect and promote their rights. On behalf of FUEN, legal/policy advisor Frank de Boer is attending the Forum. 

The Forum’s recommendations on guaranteeing the rights of minorities in the criminal justice system will be presented to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2016.

Every year, as requested by the UN Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur on minority issues organises and guides a Forum on minority issues to provide a platform for promoting dialogue and cooperation on issues of national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities. The Forum aims at identifying and analysing best practices, challenges, opportunities and initiatives for the further implementation of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities.

More information:
UN Minority Declaration (1992)
UN Forum on Minority Issues