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The Activities of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities: January 2012 to December 2012

The Activities of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities: January 2012 to December 2012 Stéphanie Marsal and Jennifer Croft* I. Introduction This overview of the activities of the High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) covers the period between January 2012 and December 2012.¹ A. Mandate­Early Warning and Early Action An independent institution of the OSCE, the HCNM, is tasked with a mandate to prevent tensions related to national minorities from escalating into confl ict in the OSCE area. The premise of the HCNM mandate is that the situation of national minorities and interethnic relations affects not only stability in states but also influences the relations between states. While the Institution was conceived as divisions along ethnic lines fuelled confl ict in the former Yugoslavia and threatened to destabilize other newly independent countries after the fall of the Soviet Union, subsequent decades have demonstrated the ongoing relevance of the Stéphanie Marsal and Jennifer Croft work as Senior Advisers to the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and are not necessarily shared by the HCNM or the OSCE. An account of past activities of the HCNM going back to January 2001 can be http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online Brill

The Activities of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities: January 2012 to December 2012

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Brill
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© Copyright 2014 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1570-7865
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2211-6117
DOI
10.1163/22116117-90110047
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Abstract

Stéphanie Marsal and Jennifer Croft* I. Introduction This overview of the activities of the High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) covers the period between January 2012 and December 2012.¹ A. Mandate­Early Warning and Early Action An independent institution of the OSCE, the HCNM, is tasked with a mandate to prevent tensions related to national minorities from escalating into confl ict in the OSCE area. The premise of the HCNM mandate is that the situation of national minorities and interethnic relations affects not only stability in states but also influences the relations between states. While the Institution was conceived as divisions along ethnic lines fuelled confl ict in the former Yugoslavia and threatened to destabilize other newly independent countries after the fall of the Soviet Union, subsequent decades have demonstrated the ongoing relevance of the Stéphanie Marsal and Jennifer Croft work as Senior Advisers to the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and are not necessarily shared by the HCNM or the OSCE. An account of past activities of the HCNM going back to January 2001 can be

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European Yearbook of Minority Issues OnlineBrill

Published: Nov 17, 2014

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