MINELRES: Fwd: CfP: Conference on Human and Minority Rights in the Life Cycle of Ethnic Conflicts, Frankfurt am Main, 24-25.10.2008

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Wed May 7 18:27:26 2008

Original sender: Antonija Petricusic <antonija.petricusic@uni-graz.at>

MIRICO – Human and Minority Rights in the Life Cycle of Ethnic Conflicts

University of Frankfurt am Main - Wilhelm Merton Centre for European
Integration and International Economic Order
Final Conference – Frankfurt am Main, 24-25 October 2008 
Funded by the European Commission’s Framework Programme 6, MIRICO is
developing substantial and procedural concepts for the management of
diversity in ethnically and culturally diverse states that can help
preventing conflict and overcoming its consequences with a view to
mainstreaming conflict prevention into the programming of all aspects of
EU foreign policy.
The Conference
Marking the conclusion of the MIRICO project, the University of
– Wilhelm Merton Centre for European Integration and International
Economic Order is hosting a two-day series of panel discussions focussed
on the following themes:
1. Re-thinking Minority Rights Accommodation in the Context of Crisis
2. Addressing Police and Judiciary Issues in the Western Balkans
(Challenges for EU Missions in Bosnia-Herzegovina and in Kosovo).
3. Re-constructing National Identities – Internal and External Actors at
Work in South Eastern Europe.
4. Universalism vs. Regionalism – Lessons from the Western Balkans for
the Future of Multifunctional Peace Support Operations.
5. Re-active vs. Pro-active Crisis Management – The International
Community in South Eastern Europe.
6. Kosovo and the Right to Self-Determination.
7. The Future Role of the EU in Enhancing Effective Multilateralism and
Global Governance.
8. The Future Role of the EU and Other International Organisations in
Pursuing Democratic Governance in Post-Conflict Reconstruction. 
9. International Actors and the Promotion of Reconciliation through
State- and Nation-building – Sustainable Solutions for Countries in
10. International Military Operation in the Western Balkans and beyond –
NATO and Its Co-operation with Other International Organisations.
Call for Paper Proposal
The organisers encourage interested scholars and practitioners to submit
paper proposals on any of the above themes. Accepted papers will be
presented at the conference by their author(s) and be made available
before the conference at the MIRICO and Merton Centre websites.  The
deadline for submission is May 31, 2008. Abstracts should be no longer
than 300 words and be submitted electronically to the conference
Secretariat using the paper submission form available at the MIRICO and
Merton Centre websites. 
Notification of acceptance will be communicated by June 15, 2008.
Authors are required to submit full papers not exceeding 8,000 words by
15 October 2008. 
Conference Publication
The conference organisers are planning to edit a volume containing a
selection of the best conference papers. Details will be communicated to
authors of selected papers after the conference. 
Travel and Accommodation
The conference organisers are unable to cover travel and accommodation
expenses of participants. 
Important Dates
Deadline for Abstracts: May 31, 2008 
Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2008
Deadline for Submission of Full Papers: October 15, 2008 
Conference: October 24-25, 2008
Questions regarding the conference should be addressed to 
Wilhelm Merton Centre for European Integration and International
Economic Order
Senckenberganlage 31
60325 Frankfurt am Main 
Tel: +49 (0)69-798-25317/193 
Fax: +49 (0)69-798-25318 
Email:   Michaela Staufer: mstaufer@jur.uni-frankfurt.de  
            Ugo Caruso: Caruso@jur.uni-frankfurt.de 
Website: http://www.merton-zentrum.uni-frankfurt.de/index.html 


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