The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages: some of it's characteristics and the future of supervisory mechanism
in 2018 we celebrated an important anniversary of the european Charter for regional or minority languages. The Charter entered into force on 1 march 1998. The Author presents the reasons which led to the conclusion of the Charter, and discusses issues which prove its importance today. He comes to the conclusion that the implementation and the supervision over the implementation of the Charter are obstructed by some characteristics of the treaty and tries to clarify those features of the international instrument. The article also contributes to the discussion on the question of how to improve the efficiency of the Charter’s implementation mechanism.