chapter  15
Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe: Its Potential for Preventing Genocide
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As we have seen, European regional organizations offer promise for prevention of mass violence not only in Europe but throughout the world-at least by the examples they provide. They sustain norms of democratic national behavior and facilitate the transition of countries toward democracy, respect for human rights, the rule of law, and an equitable market economy, all of which are essential features of decent societies. They have been directly helpful in worldwide institution building for peace and democracy.