European Yearbook on Human Rights 09
The protection of human rights lies at the very core of European integration. But considering the multitude of activities by the EU, the Council of Europe, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), it is often difficult to keep track. In-depth analysis by human rights experts is important for understanding changing paradigms and assessing emerging trends. For this purpose, this first volume of the new European Yearbook on Human Rights, which is edited jointly by representatives of four major European human rights institutions, brings together 20 contributions by renowned European human rights experts. The Yearbook's innovative structure allows for quick orientation and direct access to the many facets of Europe's culture of human rights. Opening with three articles on the topical issues of the year, the Yearbook contains extensive sections on the developments of the three most important European organizations charged with securing human rights: the EU, the Council of Europe, and the OSCE. A further chapter looks at the role of civil society and cross-cutting issues in human rights protection. Multi-disciplinary and eminently readable, European Yearbook on Human Rights 09 provides its readers with a comprehensive overview of the human rights situation in Europe in 2008.
Publication Date: 11/15/2009