Conflict in Kosovo: Prevention Failed? (ECMI Working Paper # 1)

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Conflict in Kosovo: Prevention Failed? (ECMI Working Paper #

Dear colleagues,

please find attached the text of the first issue of a series of "ECMI
Working Papers" published by the newly founded Danish-German "European
Centre for Minority Issues" (ECMI) in Flensburg, Germany. 

"Conflict in Kosovo: Failure of Prevention? An Analytical
Documentation, 1992-1998" documents the attempts by international
organisations and NGOs to mediate in the Kosovo Albanian-Serbian
conflict over Kosovo from the beginning of the war in Bosnia and
Hercegovina in the spring 1992 to the Drenica massacre of early March
1998 (Flensburg: European Centre for Minority Issues, 1998; xiii, 114
pp., 2 maps). Particular attention is paid to recommendations by
diplomatic actors and other third parties seeking to improve the tense
status quo, to find interim solutions or to achieve a resolution of
the conflict. 

The paper analyses the Kosovo policies (or non-policies) of the United
Nations, the CSCE/OSCE, the Council of Europe, the International
Conference on the Former Yugoslavia, the Peace Implementation Council
and the Office of the High Representative, the Contact Group on
Bosnia-Herzegovina, NATO, WEU, EU, the European Parliament, the US,
the Kinkel-VÚdrine Initiative, and regional initiatives. The same goes
for parallel activities by NGOs like the Unrepresented Nations and
Peoples Organization, the Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, the
ComunitÓ di Sant'Egidio, the Humanitarian Law Centre at Belgrade, the
Aspen-Carnegie International Commission on the Balkans, the Aspen
Young Leaders Studies Group on the Future of the Balkans, the South
Balkans Working Group, the Hellenic Foundation for European and
Foreign Policy, the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future
Research of Lund, the Bertelsmann Science Foundation, the European
Action Council for Peace in the Balkans, the International Helsinki
Federation for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, the Campaign for a
Non-Violent Solution of the Problem of Kosov@, and the International
Crisis Group.

The text of the working paper is to be found on ECMI's homepage
( Hard copies can be obtained free of charge from

Best wishes,

Stefan Troebst 

P. S. Already in March 1998, the first issue of the series "ECMI
Reports" has been published. It covers the first ECMI Black Sea
Seminar and is entitled From Ethnopolitical Conflict to Inter-Ethnic
Accord in Moldova. Flensburg, Germany, and Bjerremark, Denmark, 12 to
17 September 1997 (Flensburg: European Centre for Minority Issues,
1998); 47 pp., 1 map.

European Centre for Minority Issues     phone +49 (0)4 61 / 14 14 9 0
Stefan Troebst                          fax   +49 (0)4 61 / 14 14 9 19
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24939 Flensburg, Germany      

(From the moderator: Dear Dr Troebst, I am very sorry but I failed to
find the text on your website... Maybe colleagues from ECMI could
indicate the precise URL. 

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