Regional Study on Human Development and Human Rights in Central and Eastern Europe

2000 Occasional Paper
By Silovic, Darko

The twentieth century has been mostly characterized by technological advances and the globalization of the world markets. Besides that, and to a certain extent, because of that, the main feature of the end of this century is the advances made in democracy across the world. The achievement of human rights in many parts of the world and, even more, the awareness of their importance and central place for human development, political stability and good governance is certainly a breakthrough that has marked the last decade or two.