“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 Switzerland

Most important dates in the implementation of the Charter in Switzerland

 

 

Entry into force

8 October 1993

Signature

23 December 1997

Ratification

1 April 1998

Entry into force

 

 

 

1st monitoring cycle

1 April 1999

Initial periodical report due

30 November 1999

Initial periodical report by Switzerland

September 2000

On-the-spot visit by the Committee of Experts

1 June 2001

Evaluation report of the Committee of Experts

9 October 2001

Comments by the Government of Switzerland

21 November 2001

Recommendation of the Committee of Experts

 

 

 

2nd monitoring cycle

1 April 2002

2nd periodical report due

14 January 2003

2nd periodical report by Switzerland

16-18 September 2003

On-the-spot visit by the Committee of Experts

24 March 2004

Evaluation report of the Committee of Experts

29 June 2004

Comments by the Government of Switzerland

22 September 2004

Recommendation of the Committee of Experts

 

 

 

3rd monitoring cycle

1 April 2005

3rd periodical report due

24 May 2006

3rd periodical report by Switzerland

14-16 February 2007

On-the-spot visit by the Committee of Experts

19 September 2007

Evaluation report of the Committee of Experts

no date indicated

Comments by the Government of Switzerland

12 March 2008

Recommendation of the Committee of Experts

 

 

 

 

Timelines for other States Parties:

 

 

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