№ 38 - Ethnic Minorities in Serbia: A State of Permanent Tension Cover Image

№ 38 - Manjine u Srbiji: pod stalnom tenzijom
№ 38 - Ethnic Minorities in Serbia: A State of Permanent Tension

Author(s): Editorial Board Helsinki Charter
Subject(s): Inter-Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Helsinški odbor za ljudska prava u Srbiji
Keywords: ethnic minorities;
Summary/Abstract: Adoption of a minority law was a major precondition to FR of Yugoslavia’s (Serbia’s) admission to the Council of Europe after the change of the regime in October 2000. Ever since the position of ethnic minorities in Serbia has been constantly supervised by international factors such as EU, OSCE and Council of Europe, foreign embassies, as well as by domestic non-governmental organizations. What marked the past nine years were numerous ethnically motivated incidents and the state’s basically inadequate minority policy. Since the “new” political elite persevered in constituting an ethnic state, the situation of national minorities remained high on the agenda for observers of developments in Serbia. Due to a deficient legal frame -- but also due to non-existent will for changing the overall social climate – minorities are still not satisfied with the manner in which the state and the society treat them.

  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: English, Serbian