Annual Report: Serbia 2007 - Self-Isolation - the Reality and the Goal Cover Image

Annual Report: Serbia 2007 - Self-Isolation - the Reality and the Goal
Annual Report: Serbia 2007 - Self-Isolation - the Reality and the Goal

Contributor(s): Sonja Biserko (Editor), Ivana Damjanović (Translator), Spomenka Grujičić (Translator), Mira Gligorijević (Translator), Vera Gligorijević (Translator), Ivan Obradović (Translator)
Subject(s): Education, Media studies, Constitutional Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Eastern Orthodoxy, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Helsinški odbor za ljudska prava u Srbiji
Keywords: elite; nationalism; socio-economy; army; security service; religion; constitutional and legal framework; Vojvodina; Sandžak; education; media; minority; Hague Tribunal; foreign policy;
Summary/Abstract: The international community’s intervention put an end to two decades of massive violation of human rights (genocide, war crimes, persecution, torture, etc.) in the Balkans. The international community also set up the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia to impose non-impunity and justice. Unfortunately, the end of massive and brutal violation of human rights did not result in adequate punishment of crimes. The process of establishment of a legal frame that would incorporate relevant international human rights documents is slow-paced and meets a number of obstacles – from both local and international players. Almost ten years after the intervention, it is still disputable whether the endeavor to protect human rights has actually promoted the human rights concept as imperative for a modern, democracy-oriented society. Serbia’s experience – but also that of neighboring countries – clearly indicates that such an ambitious plan necessitates decades of commitment. Some progress has been made in Serbia that – under the pressure from the international community but also from domestic actors – had to sign all relevant international conventions and regulate the domain of human rights under the Constitution and a number of laws.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-86-7208-146-6
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-86-7208-146-6
  • Page Count: 550
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Language: English