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Western Balkans Rule of Law


Over the past 15 years, the AIRE Centre has, in co-operation with the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the UN, conducted a number of training programmes for judges and lawyers in the Western Balkans and other countries of Central and Eastern Europe. In addition, the AIRE Centre has been commissioned to participate in several of the Council of Europe’s compatibility studies. These studies assess the legislation of new Member States against the legal and human rights standards of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). In the 2001 and 2002, the AIRE Centre participated in the Council of Europe’s compatibility study of Serbia and Montenegro, which was an integral part of the country’s process of joining the Council of Europe.

Currently the AIRE Centre is active in the following areas:

Rule of Law and European Integration in Serbia

Rule of Law and European Integrations in Montenegro

Capacity Building of the Serbian Civil Sector to Fight Discrimination

The AIRE Centre’s Legal Bulletin

Or, for any more information on the AIRE Centre’s work in the Western Balkans, please contact Biljana Braithwaite or Catharina Harby.