On The Ratification Of The Framework Convention For The Protection Of National Minorities

Original Language Title: О ратификации Рамочной конвенции о защите национальных меньшинств

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RUSSIAN FEDERATION federal law on ratification of the framework Convention for the protection of national minorities adopted by the State Duma on June 5, 1998 the year approved by the Federation Council June 10, 1998 year ratify the framework Convention for the protection of national minorities from February 1, 1995 year, signed on behalf of the Russian Federation in Strasbourg February 28, 1996 onwards, with the following statement: "the Russian Federation considers unauthorized inclusion in reservations and declarations when signing or ratifying the framework Convention for the protection of national minorities to unilaterally define the term" national minority " that is not contained in the framework Convention. The Russian Federation believed that attempts to exclude from the scope of the framework Convention permanently residing on the territory of States parties to the framework Convention which previously took citizenship, but arbitrarily deprived of it, contrary to the objectives of the framework Convention for the protection of national minorities ".
The President of the Russian Federation, b. Yeltsin, Kremlin, Moscow, N June 18, 1998-84 FL