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Yugoslav students occupy University of Belgrade for democracy and human rights, 1968

Time period
3 June, 1968 to 10 June, 1968
Economic Justice
Human Rights
Total points
3 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Sarah Gonzales 17/02/2013

The League of Communists of Yugoslavia (LCY) wanted to situate Yugoslavia in a balance between the Soviet dominated Eastern Europe and US dominated West.  In order to ensure this global placement, Yugoslavians exercised an economic reform program during 1964-65.  LCY utilized market mechanisms to overcome stagnation and stimulate economic growth, but employment and a growth in wage disparity ensued instead.   Members of the Yugoslavian Student League as well as professors and editors of dissonant magazines established spaces for critique and set the stage for nonviolent