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The Dissolution of Yugoslavia and the Badinter Arbitration Commission

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Steve TerrettBritish and European Law Centre, University of Warsaw, Poland

ISBN13: 9780754621027
ISBN: 0754621022
Published: April 2002
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



The largely positive appraisal of international law's response to the Iraq-Kuwait conflict has not been mirrored in relation to Yugoslavia. This work evaluates the peace-making efforts of the major institutional actors, focusing specifically on the Badinter Arbitration Commission - an ad hoc EC-created organ required to provide legal advice on the isues surrounding Yugoslavia's dissolution. Initially composed of constitutional lawyers, aiming to redraft Yugoslavia's constitution, the Commission soo faced problems of public intenrational law. Its jurisprudence challenges international lawyers to reassess state-centric conceptions of international law in a world where most conflicts, war crimes and human rights abuses exist within rathern than between states.

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Contents:
Methodology; a brief history of Yugoslavia; the Yugoslav conflict in international context; the institutional responses to the dissolution of the SFRY; the Badinter Commission and the EC Conference on Yugoslavia; the Badinter Commission under the International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia; the dissolution of Yugoslavia and self-determination; Yugoslavia and changing threats to international peace and security; Yugoslavia and the peaceful settlement of disputes.