publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

International Security Presence in Kosovo and its Human Rights Implications

Remzije Istrefi;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2017 Journal: Croatian International Relations Review, volume 23, pages 131-154 (eissn: 1848-5782, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>In this article I will examine the powers and activities of NATO-led Kosovo forces (KFOR) and their impact on human rights protection in Kosovo. Through this examination, I seek to answer the following questions: which KFOR actions affected the human rights of Kosovars? Does KFOR carry out responsibilities and abide by the obligations normally imposed upon nation-states? And is there a solution available when the alleged violator is KFOR? KFOR is responsible for carrying out military tasks and for ‘shouldering’ UNMIK and local security forces in some civilian peace-building tasks. In the course of the exercise of its mand...
free text keywords: Political Science and International Relations, Kosovo forces; KFOR; human rights; accountability; security; NATO; UNMIK, Kosovo forces, KFOR, security, NATO, UNMIK, JZ2-6530, International relations, Political science, Accountability, International security, Security forces, Law, Human rights, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, International human rights law, Foreign policy, Mandate
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