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Accountability in Global GovernancePluralist Accountability in Global Governance$
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Gisela Hirschmann

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198861249

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198861249.001.0001

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Bringing Peace, But Violating Human Rights

Bringing Peace, But Violating Human Rights

The Evolution and Limits of Pluralist Accountability in Kosovo

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(p.121) 5 Bringing Peace, But Violating Human Rights
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Accountability in Global Governance
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Gisela Hirschmann

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198861249.003.0005

This chapter contains two case studies analyzing the evolution of pluralist accountability in response to the violation of the rights of detainees held in Kosovo by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and the NATO-led military operation KFOR. The analysis reveals that while pluralist accountability evolved in the case of detentions by the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), it failed with regard to KFOR detentions. The competitive environment stimulated regional organizations to sharpen their profiles as external accountability holders, in both cases by establishing an Ombudsperson Institution and a Human Rights Advisory Panel. However, the difference in UNMIK’s and KFOR’s vulnerability with regard to human rights demands explains why pluralist accountability evolved only in the case of UNMIK.

Keywords:   Kosovo, accountability, United Missions in Kosovo, detentions, human rights, NATO Kosovo Force, Ombudsperson, Human Rights Advisory Panel

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