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ERIC Number: ED465853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-897693-08-7
ISSN: ISSN-0305-6252
Minority Rights in Yugoslavia. An MRG International Report.
Briza, Jan
This report focuses on minority rights in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY), examining the relations and interactions between different ethnic communities in a highly diversified society in which the oppression of minorities by the majority, or by the government, is commonplace. After a historic background, the report draws attention to the atrocities committed against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo. It goes on to highlight Serbia and the position facing minorities in the republic, and it notes the position of minorities within Montenegro and the relationship with Serbia inside the FRY. The key regions of Sandzak and Vojvodina are also analyzed. Six recommendations to the FRY government focus on international human rights standards, recognizing national minorities, participation and effective equality, issues in the aftermath of war, strengthening the independent media, and establishing an Ombudsman on human rights. Two recommendations to the international community focus on strengthening civil society and early warnings of conflict and tension in the area. (Contains 23 references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Minority Rights Group, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: Kosovo; Montenegro; Serbia; Yugoslavia