INCORE guide to Internet sources on conflict in Croatia
Compiled by Emma Plant (June 2005)
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Perry-Castaņeda Map Collection
Country-wide, city, thematic and regional maps including ethnic and military patterns, archives since pre-war ear.
United Nations Cartography Department
Detailed country map
News Sources - Email Lists
Balkan Human Rights List
Email news group, frequent updates from broad-base of regional and international sources.
BBC World News Europe
Authoritative, up-to-date source for political news: includes country profiles and conflict timelines.
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Croatian News Online
Croatian news source with international staff/perspective
European Stability Initiative
Policy research NGO promoting stability through Europe - infrequently up-dated news on the Balkans
Regional news roundup; wide-ranging, country-specific monthly press reviews and separate, somewhat arbitrary sections on 'patriotic' and 'independent' journalism.
Hrvatska Izvjestajna Novinska Agencija
Croatian national news service: daily updates
Reports on issues of post-communist transition - some articles subscription-only.
National and Local Governmental Institutions and Agencies
Government of the Republic of Croatia
Official site of the Croatian government
Ministry of Foreign Affairs & European Integration
Foreign Affairs section details foreign policy and bi/multilateral agreements signed by Croatia. European Integration details relations with EU focusing on the Stabilisation & Association Agreement
Republika Srpska Krajina (Republic of Serbian Krajina)
Non-governmental, encyclopedic description of the internationally-unrecognised Serbian republic established in Croatia in 1991, largely re-taken by force in 1995 and totally reincorporated in 1998.
The Sabor (The Croatian Parliament)
Official site, documentation centre and online library.
Croatian Homepage, wide-range of issues covered including news & media, law & politics, art & culture, education & entertainment.
External Governmental Institutions and Agencies
The U.K. Foreign & Commonwealth Office - Country Profile
Informative breakdown of demographic, economic and political structure of Croatia. Brief historical description included. Travel/Visa advice.
The U.S. Department of State
Background notes on Croatia. Demographic, political historical and economic overviews. Travel/Visa advice.
International Multilateral Organisations (IOs)
The European Union
Details the EU's relations with 2008 candidate country Croatia, including the Stabilisation & Association Process and the assistance being offered under the auspices of the Community Assistance for Reconstruction, Development & Stabilisation programme.
The International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia
Official Website of the court established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 827 (1993) to prosecute violations of humanitarian law in the Former Yugoslavia since 1991. Includes legal documents, indictments, judgments and live broadcasts from the courtrooms.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's Partnership for Peace
NATO's defence partnership homepage, framework for co-operation, member lists and activities detailed; online library. Croatia joined in 2000.
The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe's Mission to Croatia
Established in 1996 to provide Croatia with assistance in the fields of human rights, democratization and the rule of law; overview, mandate, activities and documents detailed.
Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe
Overview of the long-term conflict prevention strategy for the region covering democratization and human rights, economic reconstruction, development and justice, security and defense; the aligned EU Stabilisation and Association Process is also outlined.
United Nations Civilian Police Support Group (UNPSG)
Established for one year - 1998 to oversee Croatian police action: specifically in securing refugee returns.
United Nations Confidence Restoration Operation (UNCRO)
Successor to UNPROFOR. Multifaceted peacekeeping mission, operating between 1995-1996, mandate, military and civilian components outlined
United Nations High Commission for Refugees
Links to relevant Croatian legal documents such as asylum law and minority rights; human rights assessment reports from numerous sources.
United Nations Mission of Observers in Prevlaka (UNMOP)
Successor to UNCRO - tasked with monitoring the demilitarization of the disputed peninsula, successfully terminated 2002.
United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR)
Broad-based peacekeeping mission begun in Croatia, and focusing on demilitarization, then expanded to perform different tasks in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, running 1992-1995
United Nations Transitional Authority in Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium (UNTAES)
Multifaceted peacekeeping operation running from 1996-1998, mandate, military and civilian components outlined.
International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGOs), Research Institutes, Non-State Actors
Human Rights Watch
Croatian country page posts frequent reports on human rights developments in-country.
South East Europe Online
U.S. Agency for International Development-sponsored portal profiling regional NGO's and donor listings. Intended to provide forum for the development of civil society (unfinished).
Local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations, Research Institutes, Non-State Actors
Be Active, Be Emancipated
Feminist pressure group, monitors government policy, raises consciousness and operates a legal-advice hotline
Centre for the Direct Protection of Human Rights
Grass-roots association to promote the values of peace and sustainable development in Croatia. Provides internet resources to facilitate co-operation between local NGO's. Details of current and past projects and email subscription for newsletter.
Society for Psychological Assistance
Zagreb-based organisation that provides psychological and psychosocial assistance for traumatic stress survivors.
Articles, Papers, Reports, Agreements
Amnesty International Country Report 2004
Reviews progress on co-operation with the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia, domestic war-crimes accountability, refugee returns and wartime 'disappearances'.
Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & European Integration
National Programme for the Integration of the Republic of Croatia into the European Union - 2004
The General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia & Herzegovina
The Dayton Peace Agreement (full text) ended the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Signed on December 14th 1995 by President Franjo Tudjman on behalf of the Republic of Croatia
Human Rights Watch Country Report 2005
Details Croatia's progress in refugee returns and war-crimes accountability.
Minorities at Risk - Group Assessments
US-Based research project analyzing the status of politically-active communal groups. Croatian segment contains risk assessments for both Roma & Serb minorities, last updated 2000.
United Nations High Commission for Refugees Country Operations Plan 2005
Details UNHCR's activities in Croatia, concentrating on refugee/IDP situation and improving emergency preparedness.
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