MINELRES: Fwd: Conference: European Integration and its Effects on Minority Protection in the Western Balkan Countries, Graz, 24-25.2.2006

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International Conference

"European Integration and its Effects on Minority Protection in the
Western Balkan Countries"

Graz/Austria, 24 - 25 February 2006

University of Graz, RESOWI-Centre,
FakultA¤tssitzungszimmer, UniversitA¤tsstrasse 15/A/Floor 2


Thursday, 23 February Arrival of participants

Friday, 24 February, 2005

9:00 Welcome Addresses:
Rector Alfred Gutschelhofer and Dean Willibald Posch

9:15-13:00 Morning Session: 

Joseph Marko: The Notion of "Pluralism" and Minority Protection in the
Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights

Emma Lantschner: Standard Setting by the Advisory Committee under the

Gabriel von Toggenburg: Minority Protection and Cultural Diversity under

by Michael Karnitschnigg, Krzysztof Drzewicki

14.30 - 18.30 Afternoon Session:

Silvija and Danica Railic:
Minority Rights in the Constitutional Systems of the Western Balkan
Countries from a Comparative View

Comments by Mitja Zagar, Ljubomir Frckoski, Sinisa Tatalovic

Joseph Marko and Antonija Petricusic:The
Implementation of Minority Rights in the Western Balkan Countries

Comments by Mitja Zagar, Dino Abazovic, Ivana Jelic

Saturday, February 25, 2006

9:00-13.00 Morning Session:

Edith Marko-StA¶ckl: On Historical Continuities and Discontinuities of
Ethnic Conflicts in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo/a

Arben Hajrullahu: The
"Kosova Question" in the Perspective of EU-Integration

Alexander Bayerl: Kosovo/a from Territorial Dispute to European

Karin M. Schmidlechner: Nationalism, Ethnicity and Gender in South-East

Comments by Milorad Pupovac, Stefano Bianchini

Final discussion: Comparative Analysis of Effects of Minority Protection
for Democratic Institution Building and Internal and External Stability

14.30 Afternoon session: Discussion on Publication and Follow up

Sunday: Departure of participants


There are no conference fees. However, participants are asked to cover
their travel costs and accommodation in Graz. If you would like to
register for the conference send an email to Antonija Petricusic at


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