“the right to use

a regional or minority language

in private and public life

is an inalienable right”

DATABASE FOR
THE
EUROPEAN CHARTER FOR
REGIONAL OR
MINORITY LANGUAGES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maintained by the

Public Foundation for European Comparative Minority Research

 

Supported by the

Council of Europe and the

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Hungary

Timeline for Germany

Most important dates in the implementation of the Charter in Germany

 

 

Entry into force

5 November 1992

Signature

9 September 1998

Ratification

1 January 1999

Entry into force

21 March 2003

Declaration on Romany in Hesse, North Frisian and Sater Frisian

 

 

 

1st monitoring cycle

1 January 2000

Initial periodical report due

20 November 2000

Initial periodical report by Germany

October 2001

On-the-spot visit by the Committee of Experts

5 July 2002

Evaluation report of the Committee of Experts

October 2002

Comments by the Government of Germany

4 December 2002

Recommendation of the Committee of Experts

 

 

 

2nd monitoring cycle

1 January 2003

2nd periodical report due

2 April 2004

2nd periodical report by Germany

13-17 September 2004

On-the-spot visit by the Committee of Experts

15 June 2005

Evaluation report of the Committee of Experts

October 2005

Comments by the Government of Germany

1 March 2006

Recommendation of the Committee of Experts

 

 

 

3rd monitoring cycle

1 January 2006

3rd periodical report due

27 February 2007

3rd periodical report by Germany

 

On-the-spot visit by the Committee of Experts

3 April 2008

Evaluation report of the Committee of Experts

 

Comments by the Government of Germany

 

Recommendation of the Committee of Experts

 

 

Timelines for other States Parties:

 

 

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