Strasbourg, 11 March 1996
By letter dated 24 November 1995 the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly requested the
assistance of the European Commission for Democracy through Law in the preparation of an opinion on the interpretation of the draft Protocol to the
European Convention on Human Rights appended to Recommendation 1201 (1993), with particular reference to Article 11 of the draft.
The Sub-Commission on the Protection of Minorities examined this question at its meeting in Venice 29 February 1996 on the basis of a report prepared
by Mr MALINVERNI and Mr MATSCHER.
The present opinion, which is limited at this stage to the question of Article 11, was adopted by the Plenary Commission at its 26th meeting (1 and 2