Sunday, May 9, 1999 Published at 23:29 GMT 00:29 UK
Robinson attacks Nato campaign
Serbs protest in Belgrade against becoming Nato "targets"
She said Nato's humanitarian objectives have failed because its air strikes have led to civilian deaths and injuries.
"If civilian lives are lost, that certainly hasn't achieved a humanitarian objective," she said at a news conference in Montenegro.
The UN human rights chief is in the Balkans on a fact-finding mission, investigating human rights abuses against all communities in Yugoslavia.
According to Mrs Robinson, all sides in the Kosovo conflict, including Nato, should be eligible for war crimes investigations in the Hague.
Mary Robinson said the war crimes tribunal will be informed in detail about the torture and mass killings of Kosovo Albanian refugees at the hands of Serbian police.
'Collateral damage' a euphemism
Mrs Robinson acknowledged that there were hard choices in war situations.
But Mrs Robinson insisted that she would not accept euphemistic terms like collateral damage.
"I do not like the term collateral damage, people are not collateral damage, they are people, and they are civilians," Mrs Robinson said.
But she acknowledged that her views on civilian deaths and injuries were not welcome by Nato member governments.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is due in the Croatian capital Zagreb on Sunday night before making a two-day visit to Belgrade where she hopes to meet President Milosevic.