New book on OSCE HCNM: Quiet Diplomacy in Action


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Subject: New book on OSCE HCNM: Quiet Diplomacy in Action

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New book on OSCE HCNM: Quiet Diplomacy in Action


New Book Looks at work of OSCE High Commissioner on National
Minorities
 
Kluwer Law International has recently published a book entitled Quiet
Diplomacy in Action: The OSCE High Commissioner on National
Minorities. The book, edited by Walter Kemp, is the first
comprehensive account of the work of Max van der Stoel as OSCE High
Commissioner on National Minorities. Because Van der Stoel worked
discreetly, until now very little has been written about his
activities. Quiet Diplomacy in Action takes the reader behind the
scenes to explain why the post of High Commissioner was created, what
his mandate is, how he worked in practice, and what recurrent themes
and issues he encountered. It also gives a detailed summary of the
High Commissioner's activities in the more than fifteen countries that
he was involved in between 1993 and 2001. Major documents relating to
national minorities in the OSCE context are included in an annex.
 
As Michael Ignatieff writes in the foreword: "Everyone talks about
conflict prevention. One of the few senior figures that actually does
it is the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities". This book,
written in co-operation with Mr. Van der Stoel, gives a unique insight
into conflict prevention, minority rights, and the challenge of
resolving inter-ethnic tensions. It should be considered a primary
resource for all those intrerested in these subjects.
 
To order, please contact:
 
Order Department
Kluwer Law International, Distribution Centre
P.O. Box 322, 3300 AH Dordecht
The Netherlands

tel:+31 78 654 6454
fax: +31 78 654 6474
email: sales@kli.wkap.nl

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