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KOSOVO & YUGOSLAVIA: LAW IN CRISIS

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News: up-to-the-minute reports, plus latest wires on 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 to JURIST: Living in a police state * On the September 21 rally in Belgrade: "I had that "deja vu" feeling all the time, and it made me feel sick..."

Legal Commentary: "Hope, Hunger and Serbia" (Julie Mertus, Pettit College of Law, Ohio Northern University): "The Clinton administration would do well to rethink its blanket opposition to aid for Serbia and Montenegro..."

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JURIST: The Law Professors' Network presents Kosovo & Yugoslavia: Law in Crisis as a central resource and a virtual commons for parties from all sides. We present or recommend material in the following areas:

News

The latest reports on...



Letters to JURIST

Letters and messages to JURIST reporting and/or commenting on postwar developments in Kosovo and Yugoslavia...



Reconstruction

Resources and information pertaining to the reconstruction of Kosovo and the restoration of civil society.



Kosovo: Rule of Law

Progress reports on re-establishing the rule of law in Kosovo, from UNMIK (United Nations Mission in Kosovo) and the OSCE (Organization for Co-operation and Security in Europe).



War Crimes

Information on the war crimes tribunal for Yugoslavia, the major international agreements and declarations on the definition and prosecution of "war crimes" and "crimes against humanity", and general information on alleged war crimes in Kosovo...



Peace Agreement

The peace agreement for Kosovo, as agreed by Yugoslavia and NATO...



Legal Commentary

Law professors and other academics offer their comments on legal and related aspects of the Kosovo conflict...



War Correspondence

Letters and messages sent to JURIST during the 1999 Kosovo war by law professors, law students, lawyers and other academic correspondents inside Yugoslavia, plus responses from other JURIST readers...



Kosovo Calling

Letters and messages sent to JURIST during the 1999 Kosovo war by refugee academics and lawyers formerly resident in Kosovo...



International Law

Treaties, conventions, UN Resolutions and other international legal instruments relevant to the Kosovo crisis, plus a selection of academic works and collections...



Legislation

Relevant Acts, Decrees, Resolutions and Orders of governments involved in the Kosovo crisis...



Litigation

International and/or national courts consider legal aspects of the conflict over Kosovo...



Human Rights

Reports and statements on the protection and violation of human rights within Kosovo...



Refugees

The latest UN bulletins on the Kosovo refugee situation, plus materials on the legal rights of refugees and the legal responsibilities of governments to displaced persons...



Rambouillet

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. The breakdown in these negotiations led directly to the present conflict. The Rambouillet documents may yet provide the framework for a negotiated settlement...



Kosovo

Background information on the history, politics, constitutional structures and laws of Kosovo...



Yugoslavia

Background information on the history, politics, constitutional structures and laws of Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro...



Governments/IGOs

Official Web sites of major inter-governmental organizations, national governments, foreign ministries and civic authorities involved in the Kosovo conflict...



NGOs

Official Web sites of major non-governmental organizations involved with or monitoring the situation in Kosovo...



Further Reading

Select English-language print publications on Kosovo recommended by Professor Julie Mertus, Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law...



Official Statements

Government press releases and speeches on the state of the crisis...



Media

General information on the Kosovo crisis, with the current situation on the ground in Yugoslavia, plus reports from Western, East European and Yugoslavian TV, radio, newspapers, news agencies, wire services and other media...



A Conversation With the University of Belgrade Law Faculty

Belgrade law professors answer questions from JURIST readers about the crisis in Kosovo, war crimes, Rambouillet, and the effect of bombing on their personal lives...



Radio B-92 Belgrade: The Legal File

Legal documents relating to and disputing the Yugoslav government's shutdown of Belgrade independent radio station B92...



Voices from the Region

Legal and academic commentators from countries around Yugoslavia talk about the Kosovo crisis...



SOS: Help Legal and Academic Colleagues in the Balkans

Help lawyers, law professors and other academics in the Balkans who require relocation elsewhere or who have other pressing needs for themselves or their families.



LegalAid: Humanitarian Assistance

Information for members of the international legal community and others wishing to help refugees from Kosovo and/or bombing victims in Yugoslavia...



E-mail Addresses of Leaders and Foreign Ministries

Contact information as provided by official Government Web sites...


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