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Human Rights: Southeast Europe
(1,354 words)

The study of women's rights in the Balkans (here confined to the former Yugoslavia) is following the same trends as elsewhere in the world – the recognition and promotion of women's rights. In this region, it has become clear that universal human rights instruments are inadequate to ensure that women are able to exercise these rights without discrimination, as a result of which specific instruments governing women's rights are needed. In addition to the constitutional and legislative sexual equa…

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Bakšić-Muftić, Jasna, “Human Rights: Southeast Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_00349c>
First published online: 2009

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