Challenging the received wisdom on Kosovo
Mark Littman, QC, has produced a new, short and pithy paper on the [il]legal and political ins and outs of NATO’s attack on Serbia over Kosovo in 1999, drawing on new material that has come to light since his earlier (1999) paper, "Kosovo: Law and Diplomacy". The new booklet, dated 1 November 2004, is called: "Do You Remember Kosovo?", and the attentive reader will spot extraordinary contemporary Iraqi resonances in it. The full text is on my website. There are full references to sources and plenty of links to relevant texts, documents and websites — invaluable for researchers. If you have any comments on the paper, please leave them here (under "Comments" at the foot of this entry — log in as ‘anonymous’, giving your name and/or e-mail address in the body of the text if you wish, not if you don’t), or by sending me an e-mail to brianbarder[at]compuserve[dot]com: I will pass any such comments on to Mark Littman.
Another earlier (June 2000) piece on Kosovo by Mark Littman is still available here. And his comments on the legality, justification and morality (or lack of them) of the Iraq war (2003 and counting), based primarily on the evidence in the Butler Inquiry report, are here.
27 November 04