Filling the vacuum [Elektronisk resurs] : ensuring protection and legal remedies for minorities in Kosovo / by Georgina StevensMaterial type: TextSeries: Report (Minority Rights Group International)Publication details: London : Minority Rights Group International, 2009Description: 40 p. : map ; 28 cmSubject(s): Minoriteter -- juridik och lagstiftning -- Kosovo | Minoriteter -- skydd -- Kosovo | Mänskliga rättigheter -- Kosovo | Minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Kosovo (Republic) | Minorities -- Protection -- Kosovo (Republic) | Minorities -- Civil rights -- Kosovo (Republic)DDC classification: 305.80094971 LOC classification: DR2080 | .S74 2009KKH 9946.2 .M56 | S74 2009Other classification: Ohe-nbz Kosovo Online resources: Click here to access online
Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction -- Who are the minority groups in Kosovo? -- Pre-independence domestic legal measures and remedies for minorities -- An independent Kosovo : better protection? -- Accountability : international rule and international law -- The way forward -- Recommendations.
Since Kosovo's declaration of independence on 17 February 2008, there has been a vacuum in effective international protection for minorities in Kosovo. A lack of certainty over the status of the territory has limited the practical application of international human rights law. There is a danger that the new international organizations operating in Kosovo, including the European Union Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) and the International Civilian Representative (ICR), will compound the failure of the United Nations' Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) to ensure a tolerant, multi-ethnic society in which equality, non-discrimination and the rights of minority groups are protected.--From publisher description.