Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: International monitoring in Kosovo and beyond: appeal to governments from Secretary General of Amnesty International

Index Number: EUR 70/023/1993

Over the last four months the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) has repeatedly blocked intergovernmental attempts to monitor and protect human rights in the FRY, especially Kosovo, Sandzak and Vojvodina. It has closed down the long-term mission there of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE), refused permission for the UN Special Rapporteur on the former Yugoslavia to open an office in the FRY and denied visas to members of a CSCE human rights mission. In the light of human rights abuses in Kosovo and other regions and the fear of escalating violence, this is an appeal to member states of the UN, CSCE, Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and European Community (EC) to put sustained pressure on the Government to reverse its current policy.

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