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Kosovo Under United Nations Rule

The Independent International Commission on Kosovo

in The Kosovo Report

Published in print October 2000 | ISBN: 9780199243099
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599538 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199243093.003.0007
Kosovo Under United Nations Rule

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Traces the establishment of international presence in Kosovo following the signing of the Military‐Technical Agreement (MTA) between NATO and Yugoslavia and the implementation of the UN Security Resolution 1244. The chapter points to the success of the Kosovo International Security Force (KFOR) deployed by NATO to ensure security on ground, and to the mixed record of the civilian United Nations Interim Mission in Kosovo in establishing effective presence. While the return of Albanian refugees was a success for UNMIK, the chapter argues that both KFOR and UNMIK failed to prevent revenge killings and that the poorly deployed UN police force was unprepared to stop inter‐ethnic violence, especially against Kosovo Serbs. Economic assistance and fight against organized crime are identified as some of the major challenges for UNMIK.

Keywords: economic assistance; ethnic violence; KFOR; NATO; police; refugees; Resolution 1244; United Nations; UNMIK; Yugoslavia

Chapter.  8612 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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