Council of Europe - Set
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Already in the 1990s, wars and political and economic upheavals have shown that the protection of minorities is a necessity to contribute to stability and peace. It is in this context that the Council of Europe has drawn up the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. Entered into force on 1 February 1998, the Convention is the first legally binding multilateral instrument on the protection of national minorities at the global level. The Parties to this Convention undertake to promote the full and effective equality of persons belonging to minorities in all spheres of economic, social, political and cultural life. Among other things, it guarantees freedom of peaceful assembly, freedom of association, freedom of expression, freedom of thought, conscience and religion, access to the media and linguistic freedoms.