Doc. 9156
3 July 2001

Protection of sign language in member states

Motion for a recommendation

presented by Mr Bruce and others

This motion has not been discussed in the Assembly and commits only

the members who have signed it

      The Assembly,

      Recalling paragraph 12.xiii. of its Recommendation 1492 (2001) which recommended that the Committee of Ministers “give the various sign languages utilised in Europe a protection similar to that afforded by the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, possibly by means of a recommendation to member states”;

Recommends that the Committee of Ministers report to the Assembly on the action that it has taken to protect sign languages and on the specific measures it has proposed or proposes to recommend to member states to ensure the protection of minorities.

Signed : 1

Bruce, United Kingdom, LDR

Gülek, Turkey, SOC

Jansson, Finland, LDR

Jařab, Czech Republic, LDR

Jaskiernia, Poland, SOC

Magnusson, Sweden, SOC

Marty, Switzerland, LDR

McNamara, United Kingdom, SOC

Olteanu, Romania, SOC

Tabajdi, Hungary, SOC

Tallo, Estonia, SOC


1        SOC: Socialist Group

      EPP/CD: Group of the European People’s Party

      EDG: European Democratic Group

      LDR : Liberal, Democratic and Reformers’ Group

      UEL: Group of the Unified European Left

      NR: not registered in a group