Event Title

The role of the international factor in the issue of minorities in the Balkans

Session

Political Science

Description

This paper trails the protection of minorities in the Balkans over time – when the protection of minorities begun, what protection existed after the Second World War, and what was the approach of the international organizations on minority protection in the Balkans since 1990s. Balkan nations are multi-ethnic societies and Balkans is an illustrator case on how important and vital the representation of minorities within the political system and society can be. Since the 90's, with the collapse of the Communist regimes, the certain regions of Europe were involved in ethnic conflicts and they continue to threaten the stability of the region and the unification of Europe. The position of minorities plays an important role for the stability and prosperity in general and it is important to evaluate various strategies and results concerning minority protection. The paper provides an in-depth discussion of the minorities in the Balkans.

Keywords:

Minorities, constitution, international community, international organisations

Session Chair

Labinot Greiçevci

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-19-2

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

26-10-2019 1:00 PM

End Date

26-10-2019 2:30 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2019.108

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The role of the international factor in the issue of minorities in the Balkans

Pristina, Kosovo

This paper trails the protection of minorities in the Balkans over time – when the protection of minorities begun, what protection existed after the Second World War, and what was the approach of the international organizations on minority protection in the Balkans since 1990s. Balkan nations are multi-ethnic societies and Balkans is an illustrator case on how important and vital the representation of minorities within the political system and society can be. Since the 90's, with the collapse of the Communist regimes, the certain regions of Europe were involved in ethnic conflicts and they continue to threaten the stability of the region and the unification of Europe. The position of minorities plays an important role for the stability and prosperity in general and it is important to evaluate various strategies and results concerning minority protection. The paper provides an in-depth discussion of the minorities in the Balkans.