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The need for Transitional Justice

25 Oct 2017 - 15:11
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The prospects for the Western Balkan countries as far as European Union membership is concerned have crumbled. Most Balkan experts and insiders ask for a new and clear European commitment towards integration, but also criticize Brussels for its inconsistent policy in the past. This article presents the argument why especially transitional justice should become more important in a new European approach towards the Balkans.

Read the full article in our dossier: 'The Western Balkans at the edge?'

Authors

Sipke de Hoop
Coordinator and lecturer in Contemporary History and Central and East European History at the University of Groningen