To which extent has the ECRML translated into practical implementation? ECMI’s Working Paper #61 represents one step towards answering this question.
With this paper, Dr. Federica Prina provides a preliminary conceptual framework for developing a set of indicators. The indicators will be tools to assess the impact of the ECRML in the states parties.
The ECRML is a treaty under the auspices of the Council of Europe (CoE). It was opened for signature in November 1992. To this date, the Charter has been signed by 25 states. It entered into force in March 1998.
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