Post-War Protection of Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina available in Hardcover
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The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina was characterized by human rights abuses on a scale not seen in Europe since the Second World War. It is not then surprising that the Dayton Agreement, together with related texts and agreements, lays out the most ambitious human rights protection regime ever included within an international peace settlement. The peace agreement imports myriad substantive guarantees for the protection of every category of human rights, including some through a novel application of the European Convention on Human Rights. The provisions are accompanied by a highly complex system for both monitoring and enforcement of their implementation. These enforcement procedures contain temporary elements, such as international field operations, and an array of tribunals and institutions intended to be permanent.
The present volume is a contribution to the process of interpreting and assessing the post-Dayton human rights regime in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The analysis of the contributing human rights scholars and practitioners is located within the contexts of the immediate reality and needs of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the systemic significance of the peace agreement for other post-conflict and complex emergency situations worldwide.
Table of Contents
Foreword; C. Bildt. 1. An Overview of the Substantive Human Rights Regime After Dayton: A Critical Appraisal of the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Z. Pajic. 2. The Role and Relationship of Constitutional and Non-Constitutional Domestic Human Rights Enforcement Mechanisms; N. Milicevic. 3. Implications of the Special Status Accorded in the General Framework Agreement for Peace to the European Convention on Human Rights; N. Mol. 4. International Human Rights Operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina; M. O'Flaherty. 5. Disappearances in Bosnia and Herzegovina; M. Nowak. 6. Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Right to Return in International Law; M. Stavropoulou. 7. The Impact of International Human Rights Law on the Property Law of Bosnia and Herzegovina; E. Popovic. 8. The Relevance of International Human Rights Law for the Development of Economic, Social, and Cultural Policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina; S. Malmstrom. 9. Strategies to Combat Discrimination Against Women; C. Chinkin. 10. The Post-Dayton Role of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia; D. Petrovic. 11. The United Nations Treaty Bodies and Bosnia and Herzegovina; M. O'Flaherty. 12. A Truth Commission for Bosnia and Herzegovina?: Anticipating the Debate; G.D. Gisvold. Afterword; G. Haller. Notes on Contributors. Appendices. Index.