International Developments 2017: Economic, Social, and Cultural Life, Including Education and the Media in the Context of European Minorities and from the Perspective of International Law
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The present section summarises the international developments of the year 2017 in connection with the economic, social and cultural life of European minorities, with special focus on education and the media, as well as from the perspective of international law. Different parts of the writing are sectioned in accordance with the novelties and accomplishments of a particular international organization. The review starts with the UN, focusing mainly on the work of several Special Rapporteurs concerning the above mentioned issue, then it continues to sum up shortly the work of the OSCE, EU and Council of Europe summarising the state periodic reports and Recommendations of the Committee of Ministers of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages; the monitoring procedures and opinions of the Advisory Committee and resolutions of the Committee of Ministers of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.