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Bertrand G. Ramcharan

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.


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

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

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

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


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

John Paul Newman

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

Living under Surveillance

Life in Serbia under the Dictatorship of King Aleksandar (1929–1935)

Ivana Dobrivojević

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

‘Stabilising the Balkans’

A Review of Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialism: Radical Politics After Yugoslavia, edited by Srećko Horvat and Igor Štiks

Jeta Mulaj

Srećko Horvat and Igor Štiks (eds.) Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialism: Radical Politics After Yugoslavia , London: Verso, 2014 Transition Politics and Stability A banner hangs from a burnt-out building in Prizren, Kosova, announcing ‘Europe Begins Here’. Irrespective of the

Contextualization of the Local

A Predisposition of Former Yugoslav States to Liberal Peace

Nemanja Džuverović

interventions, but instead looking at the factors that lead to different results by the implementation of a uniform model. Accordingly, the text seeks to address the question of how important the socio-political context in the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ( sfry ) was for the international