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Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional

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CIERCO, Teresa Maria. Human Rights promotion in Serbia: a difficult task for the European Union. Rev. bras. polít. int. [online]. 2011, vol.54, n.1, pp. 142-158. ISSN 0034-7329.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-73292011000100009.

This article explores the role of the European Union in the human rights protection, implementation and promotion in Serbia. It is clear that the EU demands on democratisation in the region of Western Balkans are crucial to achieve the respect for human rights. The human rights standards as part of the conditionality criteria of the EU is a clear message towards the countries aspiring membership. However, Serbia progress in the field has been difficult due to several internal constraints. This paper aims to uncover the democratisation process of Serbia on its path towards the EU, and its progress (or not) regarding human rights protection and implementation.

Keywords : Human Rights; conditionality strategy; Serbia.

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