Crisis management of the European Union and the human rights aspect – case studies

Josifovic, Ivica (2016) Crisis management of the European Union and the human rights aspect – case studies. In: International Scientific Conference: Contemporary Trends in Social Control of Crime, 30-31 May 2016, Ohrid, Macedonia. (Unpublished)

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The promotion and protection of human rights is one of the primary objectives of the European Union’s foreign policy – and thus of the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP). It is a guiding principle in the military operations of the EU, and with the strengthening of the civil-military co-operation and the development of purely civilian instruments for crisis management, human rights protection should and will increase in importance for crisis management of the EU. This paper examines the role which human rights protection plays today in ESDP operations. It reaches the conclusion that, from a normative perspective, a solid set of human rights rules and guidelines for ESDP operations have been developed. In practice, however, the integration of human rights components in ESDP missions has only just begun. This paper considers the strengthening of the civil component and the integration of human rights as well as the implementation of fundamental steps for successful EU missions in conflict regions. For this purpose, case studies are included which have exclusive importance for the region and its security (Concordia and PROXIMA in Macedonia and ALTHEA and Police mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina). The study concludes with a set of recommendations for strengthening human rights as an element of the ESDP.

Key words: European Union, security, human rights, cases.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Social Sciences > Law
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Ivica Josifovik
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 12:37
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2017 12:37

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