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The Effect of EU Integration Process on Human Rights of LGBT People in Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro
The Effect of EU Integration Process on Human Rights of LGBT People in Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro

Contributor(s): Vladana Vasić (Editor), Saša Gavrić (Editor), Mia Slavik (Translator)
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Evaluation research, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, EU-Legislation
Published by: Sarajevo Open Centre
Keywords: EU; integration process; human rights; LGBTIQ; Slovenia; Croatia; Montenegro;
Summary/Abstract: In December of 2014 at the Conference The Effect of EU Integration Process on Human Rights of LGBT People, which was organised in Banja Luka, LGBT activists from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro have discussed the advancement of human rights of LGBT people in the context of EU integration process. This process has a great influence on all the countries of the region. Regardless of the stage of integration these countries are in, European Union is a political subject with the greatest influence on legislative changes in these countries. European Union’s influence is limited to quantitative changes, which means that European Union and its mechanism are not as efficient when it comes to long-term qualitative changes. European Union can initiate legislative reforms; however its influence on political will needed for implementation and the distrust society has in legislative, is very limited. Therefore, European Union can define socially acceptable behaviour within its documents, but it cannot work in depth on enabling the change of social patterns and raising the awareness. These changes have to come from the society itself and cannot be expected from the European Union. The influence of European Union weakens after the state candidate becomes its member. It is of utmost importance for civil society organisations to seize the EU integration process as an initiator of changes and use it in the best possible way. After a state become a member of European Union, a great deal of responsibility is transferred to the national institutions for protection of human rights, thus it is necessary to work on strengthening of ombudspersons’ institutions in the countries of the region.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-9958-536-30-4
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-9958-536-30-4
  • Page Count: 66
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English
INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION
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THE INFLUENCE OF EU INTEGRATIONS TO THE STATE OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF LGBTIQ PERSONS IN MONTENEGRO

THE INFLUENCE OF EU INTEGRATIONS TO THE STATE OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF LGBTIQ PERSONS IN MONTENEGRO
(THE INFLUENCE OF EU INTEGRATIONS TO THE STATE OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF LGBTIQ PERSONS IN MONTENEGRO)

HUMAN RIGHTS OF LGBT PEOPLE IN CROATIA ON ITS PATH TO THE EUROPEAN UNION

HUMAN RIGHTS OF LGBT PEOPLE IN CROATIA ON ITS PATH TO THE EUROPEAN UNION
(HUMAN RIGHTS OF LGBT PEOPLE IN CROATIA ON ITS PATH TO THE EUROPEAN UNION)

THE INFLUENCE OF EUROPEAN UNION INTEGRATION PROCESS ON HUMAN RIGHTS OF LGBT PERSONS IN REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA

THE INFLUENCE OF EUROPEAN UNION INTEGRATION PROCESS ON HUMAN RIGHTS OF LGBT PERSONS IN REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA
(THE INFLUENCE OF EUROPEAN UNION INTEGRATION PROCESS ON HUMAN RIGHTS OF LGBT PERSONS IN REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA)

APPENDIX

APPENDIX
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