EU Rule of Law Promotion: Judiciary Reform in the Western Balkans

The book starts with the premise that despite the fact that academic scholarship and democratic politics agree on rule of law as a legitimizing principle for the exercise of state authority, there is no uniform European standard for institution-building or monitoring activities by the EU in this area.

With focus on the reform of the judiciary in five case study countries of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia, this empirical research investigates the EU's transformative power with regard to the effectiveness of rule of law and judicial sector reform in its infancy. It analyses the depth and limitations of EU rule of law promotion in the Western Balkans and presents policy recommendations intended to address the shortcomings in judiciary reform.

This book aims to fill the gap in the existing academic scholarship of EU politics, law and Western Balkans literature.

Below attached you may find a leaflet as well as a discount flyer for the book.

For more information:

Dr. Marko Kmezic, LL.M., M.E.S.

Centre for Southeast European Studies

University of Graz


Document type
  • Research paper


Publication Year


Marko Kmezic
Geographical focus
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Social Sciences

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on November 10, 2016
Modified on November 10, 2016