OSCE: Peace and Stability in Europe Impossible without Protecting Human Rights

Published: October 29, 2015; 17:30 · (Vindobona)

Protecting and promoting human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to national minorities, is inextricably linked to the preservation of peace and stability within and between States, participants said today at the opening of a two-day OSCE meeting in Vienna.

OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM) Astrid Thors opens Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on OSCE’s contribution to the protection of national minorities / Picture: © OSCE / Micky Kroell

The meeting, organized by Serbia’s 2015 OSCE Chairmanship, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM), brings together representatives of governments and of civil society organizations to discuss the OSCE’s contribution to the protection of national minorities, especially through the prism of the…

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