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News archive

  • Start of the Convention for the Revision of the Autonomy Statute in South Tyrol

    23 January 2016, Bolzano/Bozen (Italy)

    As a consultative body of the Provincial Council, the Convention’s purpose is to reform the Autonomy Statute with the help of South Tyrol’s population by means of deliberative methods in a series of discussion rounds organized from 23 January 2016 onwards all over South Tyrol.  The results of the discussion rounds aim at the formation of a “Forum of 100” composed of residents in the province who are at least 16 years old. The “Forum of 100” will regularly meet and consult the main body called the “Convention of 33”, which will be appointed by the Provincial Council and will be composed of politicians, legal experts and stakeholders, as well as eight members of the “Forum of 100”.  At the end of a one-year process, the “Convention of 33” will present the consultation results to the Provincial Council. All work meetings of the “Forum of 100” and the “Convention of 33” are accessible to the public. Intermediate and final results are published in German, Italian and Ladin on the Convention’s website.

  • Wampis Nation of Peruvian Amazon Declares Creation of First Autonomous Indigenous Government in Peru

    29 November 2015, Soledad (Peru)

    The Wampis nation has declared the formation of its autonomous territorial government with the election of the first representatives and the approval and publication of its Statute, the legal framework which they will use to govern the territory. In a historic moment for the indigenous Peoples of Latin America, they issued their first Resolution which declared the totality of their ancestral territory, an area that covers more than 1.3 million hectares, as an integrated territory. The announcement was made during the first ever Wampis Summit in front of almost 300 representatives from 85 communities. Read more...

  • Kosovo freezes key EU deal on autonomy for Serb communities

    10 November 2015, Pristina (Kosovo)

    The Constitutional Court of Kosovo has decided to suspend an EU-backed agreement on the rights of the Serbian minority. Serbia's foreign minister accused Pristina of 'mocking' the EU and other international partners. The judges' decision has put the agreement on Serbian minority rights on ice until the court determines whether it is in line with Kosovo's constitution. The decision temporarily "bans conducting further legal actions" based on the agreement which would allow association and a degree of autonomy for Serbian communities in Kosovo. Read more...

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