The Kosovo Report
Conflict, International Response, Lessons Learned
By (author) Independent International Commission on Kosovo
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Kosovo Report by Independent International Commission on Kosovo
Book DescriptionThe war in Kosovo was a turning point: NATO deployed its armed forces in war for the first time, and placed the controversial doctrine of 'humanitarian intervention' squarely in the world's eye. It was an armed intervention for the purpose of implementing Security Council resolutions-but without Security Council authorization. This report tries to answer a number of burning questions, such as why the international community was unable to act earlier and prevent the escalation of the conflict, as well as focusing on the capacity of the United Nations to act as global peacekeeper. The Commission recommends a new status for Kosovo, 'conditional independence', with the goal of lasting peace and security for Kosovo-and for the Balkan region in general. But many of the conslusions may be beneficially applied to conflicts the world-over.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199243099
(203mm x 135mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 19-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A report on the Kosovo conflict by a group of 12 social scientists, international lawyers, journalists, and politicians, this title seeks to attribute political responsibility of the key dimensions of the crises and analyses the key players in the conflict. It outlines the implications for the future and lessons that are to be learnt.
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Author Biography - Independent International Commission on Kosovo
The Independent International Commission on Kosovo was created on the initiative of Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson. Justice Richard Goldstone of South Africa and Mr. Carl Tham, Secretary General of the Olof Palme International Center in Stockholm, act as chairperson and co-chairperson of the Commission, respectively.
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