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The Kosovo Tragedy : The Human Rights Dimensions - Ken Booth

The Kosovo Tragedy

The Human Rights Dimensions

By: Ken Booth (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th October 2000
ISBN: 9780714650852
Number Of Pages: 386

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The conflict in Kosovo in 1999 has been described as being as significant for international affairs as the pulling down of the Berlin Wall. This importance derives from the centrality of human rights in the build-up, conduct and aftermath of the war. This volume is an attempt to explore the tragedy from the perspective of human rights in all their dimensions. An international group of specialists debate key human issues: the experiences from Bosnia; the contentious concepts; the wrongs done to the victims; the manner of the fighting; the situation in Kosovo in 2000, and the lessons for humanitarian intervention.

Preface
Introduction: Still Waiting for the Reckoningp. 1
Perspectives
Genocide: Knowing What It Is That We Want to Remember, or Forget, or Forgivep. 27
The History and Politics of Ethnic Cleansingp. 47
Rape in War: Lessons of The Balkan Conflicts in the 1990sp. 67
Prologue
Warnings from Bosnia: The Dayton Agreement and the Implementation of Human Rightsp. 87
Human Wrongs in Kosovo, 1974-99p. 105
OSCE Verification Experiences in Kosovo: November 1998-June 1999p. 127
War
Reflections on the Legality and Legitimacy of NATO's Intervention in Kosovop. 145
The Kosovo Refugee Crisis: NATO's Humanitarianism versus Human Rightsp. 164
International Humanitarian Law and the Kosovo Crisisp. 184
The Kosovo Indictment of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslaviap. 207
Aftermath
From Rambouillet to the Kosovo Accords: NATO's War against Serbia and Its Aftermathp. 225
The Ambiguities of Elections in Kosovo: Democratisation versus Human Rights?p. 246
'Post-Conflict" Kosovo: An Anatomy Lesson in the Ethics/Politics of Human Rightsp. 263
Forum: Is Humanitarian War a Contradiction in Terms?
A Qualified Defence of the Use of Force for 'Humanitarian' Reasonsp. 283
Can There Be Such a Thing as a Just War?p. 289
The 1999 Kosovo War through a South African Lensp. 295
No Good Deed Shall Go Unpunishedp. 302
Air Power and the Liberal Politics of Warp. 307
Ten Flaws of Just Warsp. 314
'Humanitarian Wars', Realist Geopolitics and Genocidal Practices: 'Saving the Kosovars'p. 325
Documents
United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocidep. 337
Resolution 1160 (1998), Adopted by the Security Council at its 3868th meeting, on 31 March 1998p. 341
Resolution 1199 (1998), Adopted by the Security Council at its 3930th meeting on 23 September 1998p. 345
Interim Agreement for Peace and Self-Government in Kosovo, 23 February 1999p. 349
Proposal of the Parliament of Serbia for Self-Governance in Kosovo and Metohija, 20 March 1999p. 363
Military Technical Agreement, 9 June 1999 between the International Security Force ('KFOR') and the Governments of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Republic of Serbiap. 364
Resolution 1244 (1999), Adopted by the Security Council at its 4011th meeting, on 10 June 1999p. 369
Notes on Contributorsp. 376
Indexp. 379
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ISBN: 9780714650852
ISBN-10: 0714650854
Series: Cold War History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 386
Published: 30th October 2000
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 15.24  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.72
Edition Number: 1

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