|About the Book|
The war in Kosovo was a turning point: NATO deployed its armed forces in war for the first time, and placed the controversial doctrine of humanitarian intervention squarely in the worlds eye. It was an armed intervention for the purpose of implementing Security Council resolutions - but without Security Council authorization. This report on the Kosovo conflict, by a group of 12 social scientists, international lawyers, journalists, and politicians, seeks to attribute political responsibility of the key dimensions of the crises and analyzes the key players in the conflict. It also outlines the implications for the future and lessons that are to be learnt for Kosovo and for the international community.