The Kosovo Report: Conflict, International Response, Lessons Learned

Paperback | November 1, 2000

EditorIndependent International Commission on Kosovo

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The 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-butwithout 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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The 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-butwithout Security Council authorization. This repo...

The Independent International Commission on Kosovo was established to examine key developments prior to, during, and after the Kosovo war, including systematic violations of human rights in the region.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:380 pages, 7.99 × 5.31 × 0.87 inPublished:November 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199243093

ISBN - 13:9780199243099

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Origins of the Kosovo Crisis2. Internal Armed Conflict: February 1998-March 19993. International War Supervenes: March 1999-June 19994. Kosovo under United Nations Rule5. The Diplomatic Dimension6. International Law and Humanitarian Intervention7. Humanitarian Organizations and the Role of Media8. Kosovo: The Regional Dimension9. The Future Status of Kosovo10 Conclusion

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"The quest for peace has created a need for even more dialogue on the international plane. The report from the Kosovo Commission will provide an independent assessment of conflict and intervention that can assist in advancing dialogue amongst all leaders, scholars and interested parties."Nelson Mandela