Kosovo: The Unprecedented State / KIPRED Policy Brief #6 / July 2007
It is argued here that Kosovo's quest for independence is a unique case, hence it entitles Kosovo to become independent without violating international law. the case made here is based on a number of arguments, from the specific political dynamics that have brought Kosovo to this day, its legal and moral right to state succession from former Yugoslavia as a federal entity, to the atempted genocide and consistent brutal treatment of the Albanian majority for decades.
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Kosovo Overview / World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples / Minority Rights Group International
In education and other areas, government and international UN administrators found it difficult to develop long-term policies due to the lack of clarity on Kosovo's final status. The status limbo also has had a more directly negative effect on minority rights by encouraging extremists on both sides of the Albanian-Serb divide to stake out maximalist positions and jockey for control of territory by driving out the others. Since 1999 the divided city of Mitrovica has been a particular flashpoint in this regard.
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Cutting Kosovo's lifeline / European Stability Initiative ESI / September 2006
Current policy debates in Kosovo fail to address what might well be the most important development issue facing Kosovo today: the impact of migration. As a result, one of the most destabilising changes to affect Kosovo for generations - the end of the era of mass migration - risks being entirely overlooked by those responsible for promoting stability and prosperity in Kosovo. This report is also available in German and in Albanian on the ESI website.
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Kosovar Institute for Policy Research and Development KIPRED
KIPRED was founded in 2002 with the aim of promoting and strengthening democracy and democratic values in postwar Kosovo. KIPRED's mission is to promote and strengthen democracy and democratic values in Kosovo and the region. KIPRED is organized around two main pillars: a) policy research and b) training of political parties and government. A number of useful publications can be found here. The site is available in English and in Albanian.
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ECMI Kosovo advances majority-minority relations through the protection and promotion of minority communities and their interests, with the overarching aim to develop inclusive, representative, community-sensitive institutions that support a stable multi-ethnic Kosovo. Publications including regular newsletters and activity reports are also included on this website. Highly recommended as a starting point for research.
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Greek Helsinki Monitor
Documents such as press releases, articles, and reports on Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and Yugoslavia issued by reliable human rights NGOs and some IGOs and governments can be found here. Detailed reports on all national, ethnolinguistic and major religious groups in Greece, as well as the Greek minorities in Albania and Turkey, and the Albanian immigrants in Greece are available here.
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Health Care Under Siege / November 1998 / Johannes Wier Foundation
The results of this Dutch medical fact-finding mission to Kosovo highlight the failure of Serbian authorities to perform necessary forensic investigations of the suspicious deaths of ethnic Albanians, as well as the severe deterioriation of health care under the conditions of armed political conflict. Recommendations are made to end the violations of health-related human rights.
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