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The Kosovo intervention

NATO forces began a bombing campaign against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) on 24 March 1999 in response to human rights abuses taking place in the FRY province of Kosovo. This chapter will outline the crisis, briefly describe the UNSC’s deliberations, review the justifications given for the intervention by US President Bill Clinton and analyse the practice of intervention carried out by NATO. It will conclude with an analysis of the effects of this action on international society.