This book is about the "erasure", a process by which the Republic of Slovenia unlawfully deprived 25 671 of its residents of their legal status following the country's secession from the former Yugoslavia in 1992. After losing their status, these individuals were left without any rights on the territory of Slovenia. Since the Slovenian state refused to remedy the problem for many years, the European Court of Human Rights took up the case. In the 2012 Kuric and Others v. Slovenia decision, the Grand Chamber found that Slovenia had violated human rights. This book describes the full background of this case and examines its constitutional implications.
Neza Kogovsek Salamon holds an LLM in international human rights law from the University of Notre Dame (USA) and a PhD from the Law School of the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). Her research fields include administrative and constitutional law, fundamental rights, citizenship, migration, asylum and non-discrimination.
Contents: Citizenship and residence legislation of the former Yugoslavia and Slovenia after the secession - Execution of the erasure - Elements of totalitarianism as root causes - Constitutional aspects - Rule of Law - The role of ECHR and the implementation of its ruling - Comparative law aspects.