Denmark Shields German Minority, Needs Better Protection for Others

Council of Europe

Denmark has a high level of social welfare, protection of citizen rights and a strong focus on gender equality, which benefits also persons belonging to minorities, be it the recognised German minority or other non-recognised communities. However, in an opinion on Denmark's implementation Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM), the Advisory Committee also looks into the situation of the Greenlandic, Roma and Jewish communities, which all have historic ties to Denmark and experience issues in areas covered by the convention.

In the report opinion, the Advisory Committee sets out ten priority recommendations for Denmark, including a call to revise Denmark's Strategy on Roma Equality, Inclusion and Participation, as part of effective targeted measures promoting an environment where persons belonging to the Roma community feel comfortable self-identifying as such. See the comments of the Government of Denmark and summary in Danish.

The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and Denmark

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