Petra Roter

Petra Roter

Petra Roter received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, and is now an Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences. Additionally, she is a member of the Slovenian representation for the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities’ Advisory Committee.

Challenges of Minority Rights in the Western Balkans

Last November, the Council of Europe marked the fifteenth anniversary of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) – still the only legally binding document on minority protection in the contemporary international community, and still a document that is persistently ignored by eight (of the 47) member states of the Council of Europe. This past anniversary provided an opportunity for some reflections on the FCNM, its achievements, and challenges that remain in...