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This unique book, one of the first of its kind, discusses how human rights actually featured in UN peace operations in the deadly conflicts in the former Yugoslavia between 1992 and 1996. It is based on original materials in the possession of the author, who was Director of the International Conference on the Former Yugoslava from 1992 to 1996 and also served as Director of the Office of the UN Special Representative in charge of all peacemaking, peacekeeping, and humanitarian operations in the region. The book brings out the strategic centrality of human rights in the wide-ranging humanitarian operations. It shows how the peacekeepers built in a human rights dimension for the first time in the history of UN peacekeeping. And it shows how the peace negotiators sought to build their peace proposals on the foundations of human rights. It shows the peacemakers advocating justice for the victims while proceeding with their negotiating efforts. The great value of this book is that the author, who was personally involved in all of the activities he writes about, shows how human rights were instilled in practice in UN peace operations over a period of some four years and it also reveals, for the first time, some innovative ideas advanced that might be helpful in future peace operations.
Author: Tierney

International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 6: 197-233, 1999. © 1999 Kluwer Law International. Printed in the Netherlands . 197 Alter 1989. 1 In a State of Flux: Self-Determination and the Collapse of Yugoslavia STEPHEN TIERNEY Lecturer in Law, Brunel University Abstract . This article

In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights
Author: Đorđe Tomić

Introduction The 2010 Gay Pride Parade—a procession of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons—in Belgrade, the capital of the former Yugoslavia and of today’s Serbia, presented quite an ambivalent picture of the political and social situation in the post-Yugoslav societies. 1 On the

In: Fascism
Author: Catherine Baker

The relationship between music and spatio-temporal collectivities such as the nation has been a constant theme in the study of post-Yugoslavia, with research beginning while the post-Yugoslav conflicts were already taking place and reshaping directions of inquiry that had already been opened in

In: Southeastern Europe
Author: Dejan Zec

Croatia-Slavonia, considered Sokols to be their political allies. In the beginning, even the members of the Catholic clergy viewed the Sokols with sympathy, especially those clerics who supported national aspirations. Bishop Josip Juraj Strossmayer, leader of the People’s Party and founder of the Yugoslav

In: East Central Europe
Author: McGoldrick

International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 6: 1-63, 1999. © 1999 Kluwer Law International. Printed in the Netherlands . 1 I am grateful to Stephen Cooper for his technical assistance in the preparation of this * article. From Yugoslavia to Bosnia: Accommodating National Identity in

In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights
Author: Vladimir Kulić

New Belgrade was the most ambitious urban project of Yugoslavia’s socialist modernisation. Its fabric bears the inscriptions of three distinct globalisation projects in which the country participated as its foreign policy shifted from the most faithful ally of the USSR to the brink of joining NATO, and then to one of the leaders of the Non-Aligned Movement. This article analyses how the key symbolic spaces of New Belgrade were shaped by these three globalisation projects and, in turn, how they participated in the shaping of socialist Yugoslavia’s global imaginaries. Currently undergoing a fourth, neoliberal globalisation, the urban palimpsest of New Belgrade challenges not only the stereotypical assumptions about socialist architecture, but also the binary topology of utopian dreamworlds of the Cold War, which had its third, nonaligned side.

In: International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity

Comparative studies of European fascism have until recently tended to relegate Yugoslavia to the periphery. The two most obvious fascist candidates in Yugoslavia, the Croatian Ustashe and the Serbian/Yugoslav National Movement, or Zbor seem to fall into the category of fascist derivatives largely

In: Fascism
Author: Ulf Brunnbauer

1 Introduction 1968 was a momentous year in the history of socialist Yugoslavia. Not only did the country’s national football team almost win the European Football Championship in Italy in June 1968, but at the same time Yugoslavia experienced its own protest movement. Triggered by discontent over

In: Journal of Migration History

Yugoslavism. Its single national identity would secure his kingdom’s survival as a single, unified state. After some initial acceptance of the dictatorship, Croatian opinion turned against its repressive features and against integral Yugoslavism as Serbian dominance in disguise. As in the 1920s, two thirds of

In: East Central Europe