The Elephant in the Room: Incomplete Security Sector Reform in Serbia and its Consequences for Serbian Domestic and Foreign Policies

Jelena Milić, CEAS Director, Unfinished Business - The Western Balkans and the International Community

Jelena Milic novaJelena Milić

The paper is a contribution to the book Unfinished Business - The Western Balkans and the International Community, edited by Vedran Džihić and Daniel Hamilton, published by the Center for Transatlantic Relations of the Johns Hopkins University, Washington.

The paper can be downloaded here.

Continue Reading

‘Traditional Values’ code for human rights abuse?

Graeme Reid, Human Rights Watch, October 10, 2012

graeme reidGraeme Reid

The U.N. Human Rights Council recently passed a resolution on “traditional values of humankind” as a vehicle for “promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms.” It sounds innocuous, but its implications are ominous. Indeed, it is an immediate threat to the rights of many vulnerable groups – including women and lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) people. And it flies in the face of the founding principles of universality and indivisibility enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Continue Reading

Gareth Evans on 'Responsibility to Protect' after Libya

Alan Philps, The World Today, Volume 68, Number 8/9, October 2012

Gareth Evans

‘Responsibility to Protect’ is a doctrine endorsed in 2005 which aims to end impunity for the perpetrators of atrocities such as those being committed in Syria. Gareth Evans, the former Australian Foreign Minister and a prime mover behind the concept, explains why the UN is now powerless to stop the bloodshed, and offers ideas on restoring consensus


Continue Reading

Serbia, NATO work to enhance co-operation, regional benefits

Author: Ivana Jovanovic for Southeast European Times in Belgrade, 24.9.2012

Serbia stands to gain from its relationship with NATO, the chief of the Alliance's Military Liaison Office in Belgrade told SETimes.
By fostering its relationship with NATO, Belgrade could benefit in more than a military sense, Brigadier General Ornello Baron, the chief of NATO Military Liaison Office in Belgrade, told SETimes in an exclusive interview.

Continue Reading

Multiculturalism: It's Complicated

Author: Ruth Starkman

TELOS, September 20, 2012

The Democratic Contradictions Of Multiculturalism
The Democratic

Of Multiculturalism

Jens-Martin Eriksen and Frederik Stjernfelt's The Democratic Contradictions of Multiculturalism, published by Telos Press, is available for purchase here. The following interview with the authors appeared on the Huffington Post.

Continue Reading

Justice for Sweden

Prenosimo tekst sa sajta Project Syndicate, 17.08.2012.

Autor: Marten Schultz

Dzulijan AsanzJulian Assange

STOCKHOLM – Julian Assange’s bizarre bid for political asylum in Ecuador’s embassy in London has claimed headlines everywhere, but it has obscured an important truth: last month’s decision by the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court that Assange should be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of sexual crimes was the only possible outcome. The alternative – to reject the European Arrest Warrant issued by Swedish authorities – would have signaled distrust of Sweden’s legal system, which would have been unfair.



Continue Reading