The Implications of Kosovo for International Human Rights Law

Richard B Bilder

in Human Rights, Intervention, and the Use of Force

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780199552719
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191721090 | DOI:

Series: Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law

 The Implications of Kosovo for International Human Rights Law

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This chapter explores certain aspects of the intervention in Kosovo that occurred in 1999, the aftermath of which continues today. The Kosovo crisis is a particularly useful springboard for discussion because it so deeply implicates human rights law and illustrates, in a salient and relevant context, some of the perplexing quandaries and dilemmas that even the most well-intentioned human rights efforts can pose.

Keywords: Kosovo crisis; NATO; laws of war; international law; criminal law; human rights; humanitarian intervention

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Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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