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Interethnic Relations and the Protection of Minority Rights in Serbia

Migracijske i Etniĉke Teme. 2011;27(3):419-439


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Journal Title: Migracijske i Etniĉke Teme

ISSN: 1333-2546 (Print); 1848-9184 (Online)

Publisher: Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies

LCC Subject Category: Political science: Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration

Country of publisher: Croatia

Language of fulltext: Russian, Croatian, French, Serbian, English

Full-text formats available: PDF



Danijela Gavrilović (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Nis, Serbia)

Nevena Petrušić (Faculty of Law, Nis, Serbia)


Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 25 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Serbia, as a multiethnic and multiconfessional community, still faces the issue of establishing social relations which are based on non-discrimination in all matters, as well as ethnic belonging. The heritage of ethnic conflicts and the as-yet unresolved relations in Kosovo still present potential negative factors for establishing ethnic relations on the principles of equality, but also of trust and safe coexistence. As one of more important identifiers of ethnic belonging and relations between religious communities in the Balkans, religion also represents obstacles in Serbia as a multireligious community. The first part of this text analyses data from sociological research projects, which point to the content and quality of multiethnic relations in Serbia. The second step is the analysis of the legal framework in this area which is being improved in Serbia with the aim of achieving equality between ethnic groups and co-existence founded on trust and nondiscrimination. The third step is the review of some examples in Serbia of discrimination based on ethnic belonging.