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  Kosovo War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kosovo's borders did not precisely match the areas of ethnic Albanian settlement in Yugoslavia (significant numbers of Albanians were left in the Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia proper, while the far north of Kosovo remained largely ethnic Serbian).
Kosovo was by some standards the poorest part of Yugoslavia: in 1979 the average per capita income was $795, compared with the national average of $2,635 (and $5,315 in Slovenia).
Kosovo's Serbian population was soon reduced by over 75%, with NATO apparently unable to provide much security to Serbs outside a few enclaves, most notably the northern town of Mitrovica and the surrounding countryside.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kosovo_War   (9777 words)

 UNDP Kosovo - Conflict Prevention and Reconciliation Initiative   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Kosovo is in a period of delicate transition — politically, economically, and socially.
The intra-community conflict and tensions are being fueled particularly by the lack of assistance for housing reconstruction.
This achievement is especially relevant as Skenderaj is viewed as the center of ant-Serb sentiment in Kosovo and was the birthplace of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).
www.kosovo.undp.org /Projects/CPR/cpr.htm   (1405 words)

 INCORE : Services: ECRD
The Commission urges that the people of Kosovo reject revanchism and build on the framework of peace and freedom that has been extended to them, that they develop tolerance and a desire to live at peace with their neighbors.
Kosovo offers a warning that (1) ethnic disharmony and strife exist or can be stirred up in many places; (2) that ruthless would-be leaders can exploit ethnic issues for their own gain; and (3) that regimes, drawing on the ethnic conflict, can commit the most brutal human rights abuses, unless somehow checked.
Though the results of recent interventions in Bosnia-Hercegovina and Kosovo are not yet known and the work of the international protectorate in Kosovo is ongoing, the issue of intervention cannot be left to leisurely study.
www.incore.ulst.ac.uk /services/ecrd/hegarty.html   (1842 words)

 Independent International Commission on Kosovo: The Kosovo Report
The conflict in Kosovo cannot be understood except in the broader regional context.
In Kosovo, insufficient attention has been paid to the impact of the conflict on women, in particular, the use of rape as a weapon of war, and the rise of trafficking in the post-conflict period.
Kosovo was not included in the Dayton negotiations because Tudjman and Izetbegovic were not interested in Kosovo and Milosevic would have refused to consider it.
www.reliefweb.int /library/documents/thekosovoreport.htm   (18471 words)

 Religious aspects of the Yugoslavia - Kosovo Conflict
Although this quotation refers to Bosnia, not Kosovo, the principle is the same: a missed opportunity in the past and religious intolerance in the present.
Kosovo is a province of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
No person in Kosovo or anywhere else should be forced to become a refugee merely because he or she belongs to one ethnic group or one religious tradition.
www.religioustolerance.org /war_koso.htm   (3924 words)

 UNDP Kosovo - UNDP Role in Post-Conflict in Kosovo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Immediately after the conflict, and with winter fast approaching, UNDP worked with communities in Pejë/ Pec and Prizren to identify emergency reconstruction projects, focusing on the needs of the most vulnerable.
This was an important part of the international community’s efforts to ensure basic shelter for all of Kosovo’s citizens during the winter of 1999-2000.
Kosovo has the youngest population in Europe-more than half of its people are under the age of 25.
www.kosovo.undp.org /emergency/emergency.htm   (1291 words)

 NATO Handbook: Background to the Conflict in Kosovo
Kosovo lies in southern Serbia and has a mixed population of which the majority are ethnic Albanians.
It was agreed, in addition, that the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) would establish a Kosovo Verification Mission (KVM) to observe compliance on the ground and that NATO would establish an aerial surveillance mission.
On 20 March, the OSCE Kosovo Verification Mission was withdrawn from the region, having faced obstruction from Serbian forces to the extent that they could no longer continue to fulfil their task.
www.nato.int /docu/handbook/2001/hb050301.htm   (899 words)

 Kosovo Conflict
Kosovo Background of Kosovo: -The Balkans have been a very unstable region for hundreds of years.
Since Kosovo has many historical ties to the Serbs, and the Serbs conquered that territory back in the 1500 hundreds, Milosevic wanted to reclaim their rightful territory.
After the Vietnam war, there was a study on the conflict where a group of researchers tried to find out if there was a better way of handling the conflict.
www.freeessays.cc /db/38/pbk23.shtml   (1768 words)

 Kosovo & Yugoslavia: Law in Crisis
Kosovo, the UN Mission in Kosovo, peacekeeping, KFOR, war crimes, the ICTY, refugees, the KLA, NATO, Slobodan Milosevic, the Serbian opposition Radio B92 Belgrade, and Yugoslavia
Letters and messages sent to JURIST during the 1999 Kosovo war by refugee academics and lawyers formerly resident in Kosovo...
Copies and analysis of the various drafts of the Rambouillet Accords on the future of Kosovo that were the subject of intensive negotiations in France in February and March 1999, but were never signed by all parties.
jurist.law.pitt.edu /kosovo.htm   (3227 words)

 Kosovo - UN Security Council - Global Policy Forum
Kosovo Serbs say boycotting the election was "punishment" for both the international community's and Albanian leadership's failure to protect Serbs in the March 2004 riots.
In an effort to restore peace in Kosovo after recent violence, the UN is pushing Kosovo authorities to implement policies, such as the establishment of the rule of law and public respect for law and order, before negotiating the province's disputed final status.
Despite admitting that the notion of building a multi-ethnic society has failed in the province, UN envoy in Kosovo Harri Holkeri stated that rushing a decision on the province's final status is tantamount to giving in to the violence and would not solve the conflict in the long run.
www.globalpolicy.org /security/issues/ksvindx.htm   (3429 words)

 NATO - Kosovo Conflict
In the case of Kosovo, the international community strongly questioned the actions of the Serbian leader, Slobodan Milosevic, and whether or not his government had committed genocide according to international law.
The ethnic conflict in Kosovo must first be assessed for its legitimacy in causing international concern and such intense scrutiny.
The Kosovo conflict is based around these points and thus I feel it is important to look at the issues at hand with a legal perspective.
pages.cpsc.ucalgary.ca /~carman/courses/nato_proposal.html   (1891 words)

 ERPKIM Archive | Report says new conflict threatens Kosovo, REUTERS, January 24, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Kosovo Serb official urges new constitution that lays claim to Kosovo.
By mid-2006, "Kosovo's de jure sovereignty should be recognised by the international community", it writes, reflecting a growing body of international opinion that Serbia's southern province should have some form of independence.
"The situation on the ground in Kosovo is too fragile, and the status quo too unsustainable in too many ways, for the international community to allow its future status to be put on indefinite hold," it says.
www.kosovo.com /news/archive/ticker/2005/January_24/13.html   (799 words)

 Kosovo Web Links: Library and Links: Jeannette Rankin Library Program: U.S. Institute of Peace
These documents are the result of meetings aimed at peace-building efforts in Kosovo, facilitated by USIP: the Airlie Declaration, reached at Airlie House in Warrenton, Virginia, July 24, 2000; the Lansdowne Declaration, September 13, 2000 from the Landsdowne Center in Virginia, and the Sofia Declaration, from Sofia, Bulgaria on December 17, 1999.
Some special sections include the Interactive Fact File, interactive maps and databases providing information on country positions on NATO air strikes, military hardware, and key figures in the crisis and Kosovo-the conflict on the web, describing how the conflict is being reported on the web.
Full text of some of the agreements ending NATO's bombing campaign in Kosovo, including the Military Technical Agreement from June 9, 1999, the UN Security Council Resolution 1244 from June 10, 1999, and the Rambouillet Agreement from February 23, 1999, part of the U.S. Institute of Peace Library's Peace Agreements Digital Collection.
www.usip.org /library/regions/kosovo.html   (2382 words)

 frontline: war in europe
Twelve months ago, in the skies above Kosovo, NATO went to war.
It was a war that unleashed terrible brutality.
FRONTLINE correspondent Peter Boyer undertakes the first in-depth examination of a European war rife with diplomatic infighting and military stumbling.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/kosovo   (111 words)

 BBC NEWS | Special Report | 1998 | Kosovo
International troops in Kosovo have fired tear gas and rubber bullets during clashes with Serbs angry at the take over a lead-smelting plant.
Only 40% of RAF missiles hit their targets during the Kosovo conflict, with some bombs achieving a 2% hit rate, the BBC learns.
British peacekeepers open fire on a crowd of Serbs angered by a market-place grenade attack in the Kosovo enclave of Gracanica.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/special_report/1998/kosovo   (276 words)

 HRW: Tragedy in Pictures
These photos and documents accompany "A Village Destroyed", a Human Rights Watch report that is the first to name and provide pictures of people who may be responsible for or have first-hand knowledge of war crimes in Kosovo.
Many of the Serb and Roma residents who stayed in Kosovo after the bombing became targets of murders, robbery, and house burnings.
This set, taken in February 1999, presents graphic evidence of the destruction of civilian property in the Kosovo conflict.
www.hrw.org /campaigns/kosovo98/photo.shtml   (379 words)

 CNN - Kosovo conflict maims Albanian-American fighter - June 23, 1999
Dervisholli, posing in his KLA uniform, top, was hit by a grenade while fighting in Kosovo and the lower part of his right leg was amputated
NEW YORK -- (CNN) Like ethnic Albanians refugees from Kosovo, Albanian-Americans who fought in the latest Balkan conflict are returning home.
In Kosovo, Dervisholli said he was in charge of heavy machine guns for the ethnic Albanian guerrilla group.
www.cnn.com /US/9906/23/kla.return   (395 words)

 CNN In-Depth Specials - Focus on Kosovo
"Of course, something has to be done to rebuild Kosovo and Serbia.
But by private investors, not by government institutions." -- Oleg S. "I think rebuilding is going to be hard with all the bad feelings between the two groups, but I think in time, NATO will be able to make some progress a least toward getting living conditions acceptable for winter.
Watch CNN for coverage of the situation in Kosovo
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/1998/10/kosovo   (120 words)

Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, Special Envoy, and Ambassador William Walker, Director of the OSCE Kosovo Verification Mission, On the record briefing released by the Office of the Spokesman, U.S.Department of State, Washington, DC, October 28, 1998
USAID Briefing on Kosovo Humanitarian Relief Situation, Press conference, Pristina, Serbia and Montenegro, October 28, 1998
Julia Taft, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration and Ambassador James Pardew, Special Representative for Kosovo Implementation, On-the-Record Briefing.
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/kosovo.htm   (852 words)

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