Reply from Elena Jurado
Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, Directorate General of Human Rights, Council of Europe
Thank you for your email. The information you provide us is forwarded to the Advisory Committee for consideration under the second monitoring cycle of the UK's implementation of the Framework Convention.
As you will understand, the Secretariat of the Framework Convention is not in a position to comment on your correspondence with the UK authorities. On the general question of organising consultations, as you know, the Advisory Committee consistently encourages State Parties to consult widely, both in the process of preparing State Reports and when contemplating legislation or administrative measures likely to affect persons belonging to national minorities. During its monitoring visits, the Committee regularly seeks information on the reach of such consultations.
We look forward to receiving your shadow report on the UK's implementation of the Framework Convention and will keep you informed about the Advisory Committee's plans as regards a possible visit to the UK.
Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities