MINELRES: CoE IID Clearing House Review, November 2003 (excerpts)

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International Institute for Democracy

No. 59               November 2003

CLEARING HOUSE REVIEW

Published bimonthly, it contains a list of upcoming events worldwide and
recent publications in the field of democracy and human rights.

Available also online at
http://www.iidemocracy.coe.int 


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Forthcoming Seminars and Conferences 

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Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
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12-13 December, Tetevo, Macedonia
Roundtable on 'Minorities in democracy', organised in cooperation with
the European Centre for Minority Issues.
For information: Academie der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V., 
Tiergartenstrasse 35, D-10785 Berlin, 
tel: +49 30 2 69 96 0, 
fax: +49 30 2 69 96 217, 
e-mail: zentrale-berlin@kas.de, http://www.kas.de

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The Cicero Foundation
13-14 November, Rome, Italy
International seminar for experts on 'European migration and refugee
policy: New developments' 
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For information: The Cicero Foundation, 
54, rue de Prony, 75017 Paris, 
tel: +33 1 43 80 18 21, 
fax: +33 1 42 67 92 04, 
info@cicerofoundation.org, 
http://www.cicerofoundation.org

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Groupe d'Information et de Soutien des Travailleurs Immigres (GISTI)
17-21 November, Paris, France
'La situation juridique des etrangers en France' 
11-12 December, Paris, France
'Les droits des etrangers face a l'administration : Quel recours?' 
For information: GISTI, 3 Villa Marces, F-75011 Paris, 
tel: +33 1 43 14 84 84; 
fax: +33 1 43 14 60 69; 
e-mail: formation.gisti@ras.eu.org, 
http://www.gisti.org 

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9-15 November, Lido di Volano, Italy
Seminar on 'A bridge across Europe: Reflecting upon intercultural
learning in the context of human rights education', 
organised by Arciagazzi Ferrere, 
via Contreda della Rosa 14, Lido di Volano, Italy, 
tel: +39 05 32 24 14 19, 
fax: +39 05 32 24 99 21, 
e-mail: arciagazziferrere@libero.it 

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13-14 November, Poitiers, France
Conference on 'Balkan Muslims and Islam in Europe', 
organised by the French Association for Balkan Studies, 
Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, 
Bureau 108, 54, bld Raspail F-75006 Paris, 
e-mail: infos@afebalk.org 
http://www.afebalk.org

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14-16 November, Alberta, Canada
'Challenging Empire: citizenship, sovereignties and self-determination', 
7th annual conference of The Parkland Institute's, 
11045 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1, Canada, 
tel: +1 780 492 85 58, 
fax: +1 780 492 87 38, 
e-mail: parkland@ualberta.ca 
http://www.ualberta.ca/PARKLAND/index.html    

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19-23 November, Krakow, Poland
'Never again: European youth conference against racism and fascism',
organised by UNITED for Intercultural Action, 
PB 413, NL-1000 AK Amsterdam, 
tel: +31 20 683 47 78, 
fax: +31 20 683 45 82, 
e-mail: info@unitedagainstracism.org, 
http://www.unitedagainstracism.org

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22-27 November, Tbilisi, Georgia
Seminar on 'Fighting against violence and all forms of discrimination', 
organised by Young Georgians for Europe, 
9 Barnov Street, Tbilisi, GE-380008, 
tel: +995 99 50 47 93, 
fax: +995 32 92 25 03, 
e-mail: youngs@caucasus.net 

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13-15 April, New York, United States
9th Annual World Convention on the theme 'Nation, Identity, and
Conflict', 
sponsored by the Harriman Institute and 
organised by the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), 
Harriman Institute, Columbia University, 
1216 IAB, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027, USA, 
tel: +1 212 854 84 87, 
fax: +1 212 666 34 81, 
e-mail: gnb12@columbia.edu,  
http://www.nationalities.org 

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Special Courses

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Institute of Human Rights, Abo Akademi University
10-14 November, Turku/Abo, Finland
Course on 'Linguistic and minority rights'
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For information: Institute of Human Rights, Abo Akademi University, 
Gezeliusgatan 2, FIN-20500 Turko/Abo, 
tel: +358 2 215 4713, 
fax: +358 2 215 4699, 
e-mail: johanna.bondas@abo.fi, 
http://www.abo.fi/instut/imr/ 

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2-12 November, Budapest, Hungary
Regional Advocacy and Rights Training Seminar, 
organised by Minority Rights Group International, 
379 Brixton Road, GB-London SW9 7DE, 
tel: +44 207 978 94 98, 
fax: +44 207 738 62 65, 
e-mail: minority.rights@mrgmail.org, 
http://www.minorityrights.org 

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6-13 December, Bucharest, Romania
'Ethnic diversity and conflict management training for trainers (EDCM
TOT)', 
organised by Partners for Local Development Foundation (FPDL), 
Str. Piata Amzei 7-9, sc D, et 6, ap 34, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania, 
tel/fax: +40 21 313 56 64, 
e-mail: fpdl@fpdl.ro, 
http://www.fpdl.ro 

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Publications

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ECMI Working Paper #17 
'The Ethnopolitical dynamics of elections' by Stefan Wolff.
ISSN: 1435-9812, published by the European Centre for Minority Issues, 
Kompagnietor Building, Schiffbrucke 12, D-24939 Flensburg, 
tel: +49 461 14 14 90, 
fax: +49 461 14 14 919, 
e-mail: info@ecmi.de, 
http://www.ecmi.de 
Available on line.

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The report 'Broken Promises: Impediments to Refugee Return to Croatia' 
describes the plight of displaced Croatian Serbs and urges that progress
on return be made a condition of Croatia's application to join the
European Union. 
Published by Human Rights Watch, 
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th floor, New York, NY 10118-3299, USA, 
tel: +1 212 290 47 00, 
fax: +1 212 736 13 00, 
e-mail: hrwnyc@hrw.org, 
http://www.hrw.org/reports/2003/croatia0903 

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Minorities

ECMI Report #46 'National integration in Estonia and Latvia: 2002-2003',
by Vadim Poleshchuk
ECMI Report #47 "Kosovo/a Standing technical working group", 'Training
workshop and study visit - Council of Europe', by Graham Holiday
ECMI Report #48 "Kosovo/a Standing technical working group", 'Training
workshop: Regional integration in the European Union and Western
Balkans', by Stefan Wolff.
ECMI Report #49 'Towards linguistic diversity management in the Baltic
States', by Vadim Poleshchuk
ECMI Report #50 'The role of the interethnic factor in the development
of the Kaliningrad region', by Vadim Martynuk
*For information: European Centre for Minority Issues, Kompagnietor
Building, Schiffbrucke 12, D-24939 Flensburg, tel: +49 461 14 14 90,
fax: +49 461 14 14 919, e-mail: info@ecmi.de, http://www.ecmi.de
All available for download on line.

'Minority governance in Europe' ECMI-LGI series on Ethnopolitics and
Minority Issues, vol. 1., edited by Kinga Gal.
'Nation building, ethnicity and language politics in transition
countries' ECMI-LGI series on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues, vol. 2.
ISBN: 9639419583
Edited by Farimah Daftary and Francoise Grin.
Published by the Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative,
Open Society Institute- Budapest, PO Box 519, H-1397 Budapest, tel: +36
1 327 31 04, 
fax: +36 1 327 31 05, e-mail: lgipublications@osi.hu,
http://www.lgi.osi.hu Available on line

Online

www.eurac.edu/miris: the address for the Minority Rights Information
Systems (MIRIS) database which aims to promote the development of
minority rights standards by providing easily accessible information
about the implementation of minority rights for not only experts, public
officials, NGO's and minority representatives but also interested
researchers and students. The MIRIS database includes the most important
legal texts relating to minority rights by concentrating upon relevant
national legislation and case-law. The texts are provided in both
English and the official language of the state concerned.

http://www.stabilitypact.org/marri/: the website of the Migration,
Asylum and Refugees (MARRI) Regional Information Exchange Project in the
framework of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe. MARRI will
cover: asylum, legal migration, illegal migration, border management,
visa policy and entry policies and return/settlement of
refugees/displaced persons.

http://www.forum18.org/: Forum 18 News Service is a web and e-mail
initiative to report on threats and actions against the religious
freedom of all people, whatever their religious affiliation, in an
objective, truthful and timely manner. Based in Oslo, Norway, Forum 18
is a group committed to religious freedom for all, on the basis of
Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Directories

'Indigenous Peoples Funding and Resource Guide', published by First
Peoples Worldwide, this guide includes information on types of grants or
loans, contact offices, regional focus, and areas of interest of
multilateral, bilateral and private funding sources available for
indigenous economic development projects. *For information: First
Peoples Worldwide, 2300 Fall Hill Ave, Suite 412, Fredericksburg, VA
22401, USA, tel: +1 540 371 5615, fax: +1 540 371 3505, e-mail:
infofpw@firstnations.org, http://www.firstpeoples.org/  Available on
line

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Calls for Papers, Grants and Fellowships

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Call for papers for the 9th Annual World Convention of the Association
for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) on 'Nation, Identity, and Conflict'
to be held at Columbia University, New York, USA from 15-17 April 2004.
Proposals for individual papers must include: the title, a 250-500 word
abstract of the paper, the affiliation, postal address, telephone, fax,
and e-mail (very important) of the applicant, a one-paragraph
biographical statement of each participant. 
For information: Association for the Study of Nationalities, 
Harriman Institute, Columbia University, 
1216 IAB, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027, USA, 
tel: +1 212 854 84 87, 
fax: +1 212 666 34 81, 
e-mail: darel@uottawa.ca, 
http://www.nationalities.org 
Deadline for proposals: 12 November 2003

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