INCORE guide to Internet sources on conflict in Serbia-Montenegro
Compiled by Emma J. Plant (June 2005)
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International Crisis Group Map database
Basic country map
United Nations Cartography Department
Detailed Country Map
Perry Castaņeda Map Collection at the University of Texas
Containing political, ethnic and standard relief maps covering Balkans region, updated every year with previous years still available
News Sources - Email Lists
Godfather of Serbian independent media, English & Serbian versions, live radio feed available, designed to appeal to international audience.
Regional independent news daily
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Regular news updates and archives, Balkan and South Slavic Reports available
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Detailed analysis on current political and social developments in their Balkan Crisis Reports (archives available).
National and Local Governmental Institutions and Agencies
The Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina
Fact files, demographic & historical details and breakdown of assembly & executive council structure
The Government of the Republic of Montenegro
Detailed and well-organised site with links to various governmental departments and functions in Montenegro - one of two constituent entities of the state union of Serbia and Montenegro
The Government of the Republic of Serbia
Multifaceted site with links to news, events and local/European/international issues relevant to the Republic of Serbia, as well links to government departments and agencies.
The Government of Serbia and Montenegro
Official site of the state union of Serbia and Montenegro. Limited site in relation to respective Serbian and Montenegrin governmental sites
External Governmental Institutions and Agencies
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Country Profile
Informative breakdown of economic, demographic and political data including internal political dynamics; analysis of the union and international relations.
The U.S. Department of State
Background notes on Serbia and Montenegro including a brief historical account, economic and demographic data, defense policy and government structure summarised. Excellent breakdown of post-Milosevic political trends & election analysis
US Central Intelligence Agency
CIA World Fact Book containing maps, geographic, economic, political, military, border and demographic information.
International Multilateral Organisations (IOs)
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 Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe Mission to Serbia and Montenegro
Overview, including annual reports, of the OSCE's mission to provide assistance and expertise in fields of democratization, rule of law, protection of human rights and minorities and media development.
The European Union
Overview of EU relationship spanning wartime attempts at conflict management, post-conflict reconstruction and stabilization. Prospects for eventual accession through the Stabilisation and Association Process are discussed, as is a breakdown of EU donor aid.
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees
Covers the UN refugee organisation's work in the country with a noticeable focus on Kosovo. Contains patterns of refugee movements, policy and statistics.
NATO - South East Europe Initiative
NATO body designed to support and coordinate reformation of regional security forces with a view to eventual NATO integration of members, considered complementary to the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe (see below) site includes link to NATO Review archive containing relevant material.
The 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.
South East Europe Cooperative Initiative
Official website of body designed to promote regional stabilization through cooperation on economic and environmental development and private investment.
International Financial Institutions (IFIs)
The International Monetary Fund
Details financial agreements & debt arrangements for Serbia and Montenegro
The World Bank - Serbia and Montenegro
Overview of relationship, current and past projects and country-specific agenda. Features reports and position papers on economic development, socio-economic issues and regional economic relationships.
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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
The EBRD supports private investment as a means to economic transition in former communist countries. Serbia and Montenegro gained membership in 2001after the fall of Milosevic.
International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGOs), Research Institutes, Non-State Actors
European Stability Initiative
Policy research NGO promoting stability through Europe - infrequently up-dated news on the Balkans
Evaluations of progress and targeted criticism on a huge range of human rights issues; including sex traffic, hate speech, refugee returns and adherence to international human rights standards
Supports development of strong, peaceful civil societies through education and cultural interchange.
European Roma Rights Centre
International law organisation combating anti-Romani racism and human rights abuse through strategic litigation, international advocacy, research and policy development, and training of Romani activists.
The G17 Institute
Transition analysis of Serbia & Montenegro's financial reforms from Balkan-specific financial think-tank
Serbian branch of anti-corruption NGO
International Orthodox Christian Charities Inc.
Provides humanitarian assistance such as community & business development programmes, refugee assistance and education initiatives.
International NGO for abandoned or orphaned children - details projects in Serbia & Montenegro
Local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations, Research Institutes, Non-State Actors
Pro-democracy student group instrumental in mobilizing popular support to depose wartime leader Slobodan Milosevic.
Belgrade Centre for Human Rights
Consciousness-raising group, focusing primarily on education but also providing advocacy and legal assistance.
Lawyers Committee for Human Rights
Group of Serbian legal experts which provides education, legal assistance and aims to better coordinate the national and international framework for the protection of human rights; site includes archive of monthly bulletins.
Centre for Free Elections and Democracy
Non-partisan electoral watchdog intended to parallel international election monitoring efforts in Serbia, offers conflict resolution training courses.
Centre for the Development of Non-Governmental Organisation's
Supports Montenegrin NGO's working for democracy and civil society through technical assistance and capacity building.
Centre for Non-Violent Action
Offers grass-roots training in conflict prevention & transformation, regional co-operation and development of civil society. Training courses and public forums held. Annual reports available online.
The European Movement in Serbia
Pro-democracy NGO advocating the acceptance of European human rights, political and social standards within Serbia
Anti-corruption news and analysis covering entire South-Eastern European region
Alliance for Local Communities' Sustainable Development
Belgrade-based expert group advocating and supporting sustainable development in region.
Youth NGO designed to promote interchange of Serbian and European values
ASTRA (Anti-Trafficking Action)
Serbian organisation whose quarterly newsletter outlines national and international measures taken to combat trafficking in women and children. Statistics & research; education, advocacy and prevention activities and legal framework are included as are details of an emergency assistance hotline.
Serbian NGO strengthening families affected by the wars.
Articles, Papers, Reports, Agreements
Official site of Serbia's second autonomous province, English section currently under construction.
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 Slobodan Miloevic on behalf of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
International Crisis Group
Lengthy expert regional and country reports, policy suggestions and conflict summaries. Recent reports include:
'Serbia's Changing Political Landscape', July 2004, 'Fighting to Control Serbia's Military', July 2002.
Serbian Nationalism and the Origins of the Yugoslav Crisis
Account of phenomenon by distinguished Serb human rights activist and former opposition leader. Published by the United States Institute for Peace
Media Watch Serbia
Report on the Status of Ethics in the Serbian Print Media, February 2005