BBC - New UN plan for Kosovo's security

Monday, 13 December, 1999, 21:53 GMT

The United Nations has announced a new tough policy to enforce law and order in Kosovo.

It's in response to growing concern over attacks on Serbs and other minorities in the province -- and on organised crime.

The problem has been blamed partly on elements within the former Kosovo Liberation Army.

The UN's special representative, Bernard Kouchner, said new joint army and police patrols are to be introduced.

They'll work as part of the NATO-led peacekeeping force, K-FOR, which has been maintaining security in Kosovo since the end of the conflict with Serbia six months ago.

Mr Kouchner says he'll also improve the justice system by appointing four hundred new judges and prosecutors.

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