The aim of today's visit of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities delegation to the provincial public services and institutuions was to discuss national minority rights protection issues. The host of the meeting in the Provincial Protector of Citizens - Ombudsman's (PPCO) Office was Eva Vukasinovic, the National Minority Rights Protection Deputy Ombudswoman.
The High Commissioner's representatives came to Vojvodina, Serbia to learn about the implementation and functioning of the human rights protection legal and institutional framework on all levels of administration. Visits to the relevant provincial and national institutions are expected to provide input for creation of activities concerning revision of the existing and creation of a new, more efficient system of minority rights protection in the Kyrgyz Republic.
The discussion during the meeting concerned the state of minority rights in Vojvodina and Serbia, functioning of the National Minority Councils and proceedings of the PPCO in the minority rights field, esp. as related to official use of minority languages and script and education.
Members of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities delegation were Christian Knust, Project Officer, and Andrei Khanzhin, Political Adviser, accompanied by Nenad Djurdjevic, Coordinator of the Ethnic Relations Forum from Belgrade.