“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

The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages was adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 25 June 1992 and opened for signature on 5 November 1992 in Strasbourg. It entered into force on 1 March 1998.

 

The text also appeared in the United Nations Treaty Series: UNTS vol. 2044, p. 575, reg. no. 35358.

 

An Explanatory report is appended to the Charter that you will also find below.

 

The authentic texts are English and French:

Explanatory report

Rapport explicatif

 

The authentic texts can also be retrieved from the official site of the Council of Europe.

 

You will find translations to other languages here.

 

 

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