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7. International treaties: Did the country ratify any international treaty dealing with the protection of minorities?

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages signed on July 25, 1996.

Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities signed on July 25 of 1996, ratified on April 10, 1997 and enacted on February 1, 1998.

Updated (May 2003)

Independent Macedonia has signed and ratified a large number of international conventions related to the protection of human and minority rights. As one of the successor states of socialist Yugoslavia, Macedonia ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) on September 20, 1993. The ICCPR guarantees cultural, linguistic and religious rights to ethnic, national and religious minorities.

Source: Center for Documentation and Information on Minorities in Europe, Southeast Europe (CEDIME-SE), Minorities in Southeast Europe, Albanians of Macedonia, April 2002, http://www.greekhelsinki.gr/pdf/cedime-se-macedonia-albanians.doc

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