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Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, Articles 15 and 16 (Council of Europe)

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Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, Articles 15 and 16 (Council of Europe)

Article 15

The Parties shall create the conditions necessary for the effective participation of persons belonging to national minorities in cultural, social and economic life and in public affairs, in particular those affecting them.

Article 16

The Parties shall refrain from measures which alter the proportions of the population in areas inhabited by persons belonging to national minorities and are aimed at restricting the rights and freedoms flowing from the principles enshrined in the present framework Convention.

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