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Call for Applications: 2024 Global Minority Rights Summer School
2024 | February 09
Call for Applications: 2024 Global Minority Rights Summer School
Ukraine’s Hungarian Minority Allowed to Teach and Educate in Hungarian Once Again
2024 | January 31
Ukraine to allow ethnic minorities to be educated in their language of choice, thereby aligning themselves with the EU's membership criteria and appeasing Hungarian officials.
Ukraine’s Hungarian Minority Allowed to Teach and Educate in Hungarian Once Again
Indigenous People in the State of South Australia Will Get a Voice
2024 | January 29
While Australians rejected a federal referendum aimed at incorporating an advisory body for indigenous peoples into the constitution, legislators in South Australia are moving forward by establishing an indigenous advisory body within the state Parliament.
Indigenous People in the State of South Australia Will Get a Voice
Western States Condemn China’s Human Rights Record during UN’s Universal Periodic Review
2024 | January 25
A large number of delegates participated in the United Nations' review of China's human rights record, with Western nations condemning repression of minorities and freedom of expression. While some nations praised China's efforts, criticism prevailed, with Human Rights Watch deeming the support or silence of certain states "utterly shameful."
Western States Condemn China’s Human Rights Record during UN’s Universal Periodic Review
United Nations Experts Convene in Colorado to Investigate the Role of Indigenous Communities in the “Green” Economies of the Future
2024 | January 24
UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs holds their annual forum in Boulder, Colorado to discuss indigenous communities’ relationship with sustainable economic development.
United Nations Experts Convene in Colorado to Investigate the Role of Indigenous Communities in the “Green” Economies of the Future
Russia Withdraws from Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM)
2024 | January 15
The Advisory Board of the FCNM expressed deep regret at Russia’s withdrawal, which ”deprives more than 25 million persons belonging to …[Russia’s] minorities from the protection offered by this unique international treaty”.
Russia Withdraws from Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM)
Interview with New UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues
2024 | January 11
The new UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Mr. Nicolas Levrat, spells out the challenges that lay ahead, and says he is “aware of many human rights situations worldwide which are not acceptable.”
Interview with New UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues
Indigenous and Minority Groups in Colombia Granted Collaboration Opportunities with Companies in Renewable Energy Initiatives
2024 | January 02
Colombia will allow indigenous communities to independently start renewable energy projects in conjunction with the private sector to help out Colombia's green energy transition.
Indigenous and Minority Groups in Colombia Granted Collaboration Opportunities with Companies in Renewable Energy Initiatives
Limited Progress for Indigenous Communities at U.N. Climate Summit Say Delegates
2023 | December 22
Indigenous activists left frustrated at COP28 climate conference in Dubai, stating that “our rights and knowledge continue to be relegated to the sidelines in negotiations.”
Limited Progress for Indigenous Communities at U.N. Climate Summit Say Delegates
Event Held in Scotland to Promote Council of Europe’s Minority Protections
2023 | December 18
The Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh held a public event to raise awareness about the protections offered by the Council of Europe’s minority conventions.
Event Held in Scotland to Promote Council of Europe’s Minority Protections