New book on OSCE HCNM


Date: Fri, 08 Aug 97 11:13:27 -0500
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Subject: New book on OSCE HCNM

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New book on OSCE HCNM

A brochure titled "The Role of the High Commissioner on National Minorities
in OSCE Conflict Prevention. An Introduction" (92 p.) published in June 1997
by the Foundation on Inter-Ethnic Relations. The contents:

- Preface

- Part I: The General Framework

1. The OSCE and Conflict Prevention 

1.1. Introduction 
1.2. Comprehensive Security and Conflict Preventiion 
1.3. OSCE Organs and Instruments for Conflict Prevention

2. The OSCE High Commissioner and Conflict Prevention 

2.1. Introduction
2.2. The High Commissioner's Mandate 
2.2.1. Independence and accountability   
2.2.2. Impartiality 
2.2.3. Confidentiality 
2.2.4. The Definition of National Minorities
2.2.5. Restrictions in the Mandate 
2.3. Early Warning and Preventive Diplomacy 
2.3.1. Early Warning and Preventive Diplomacy 
2.3.2. The HCNM and a Comprehensive Approach 
2.4. The HCNM's Tools
2.4.1. Collecting Information 
2.4.2. Visiting Participating States 
2.4.3. Involving Experts 
2.4.4. Issuing Reports and Recommendations 
2.4.5. Involving the Senior and Permanent Councils and Links to Other OSCE
Organs
2.4.5.1. Chairman-in-Office
2.4.5.2. Ministerial Council
2.4.5.3. ODIHR 
2.5. Coordination with Other International Organizations 
2.6. The High Commissioner's Practice: Three General Observations

3. International Engagement 

4. Conclusion to Part I 

Part II: Country Situations 

1. Introduction  

2. Case Studies 
2.1. Albania 
2.2. Croatia 
2.3. Estonia 
2.4. Former Yugoslav Republic og Macedinia 
2.5. Hungary 
2.6. Kazakstan
2.7. Kyrgyzstan
2.8. Latvia 
2.9. Lithuania
2.10. Molldova
2.11. Romania
2.12. Slovakia 
2.13. Ukraine

3. Roma 

4. Stability Pact

Part III: Annexes

1. Practical Information 

2. Mandate of the High Commissioner (text) 
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I am not precisely aware of the dissemination of the book, anyway, all
inquiries should apparently be adressed to the Foundation on Inter-Ethnic
Relations (Prinsessegracht 22, 2514 AP The Hague, 
Tel.+31 70 36 36 033, fax +31 70 34 65 213, email FIER@EURONET.NL) 

BTW, one more very interesting material prepared by the FIER - "The Hague
Recommendations Regarding the Education Rights of National Minorities &
Explanatory Note" - is available on the MINELRES website now (see the OSCE-
related page or go directly to http://www.riga.lv/minelres/inter/osce/hagrec
.htm). 

Boris 
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