Human Rights and the European Integration Process: Focus on the Balkan States


Caroline Chaux, Ph.D. student – Université Paris II Panthéon Assas held a lecture at the International University of Sarajevo. Among many other things, she stated:
“The European Institutions, since the end of World War II, have created a consequent and highly elaborated network for Human Rights protection. The substance of the rights guaranteed has been constantly increasing since then, and institutional mechanisms of protection multiply each decade.
The increasing number of independent States, resulting from Yugoslavia’s dissolution and several civil wars, has led the European Union to set up an integration strategy to address the new challenges. Involving various European Institutions, and highly relying on European Human Rights Law, the integration process requires major economic and political changes within the States Candidate, whose concrete implementation reveals to be challenging”.
This was the second public event organized by the Centre for Human Rights and Transitional Justice for the 2019/2020 academic year.