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The ICJ Advisory Opinion on Kosovo


Monika Stachonova
Pages: 146 pages
Shipping Weight: 450 gram
Published: 02-2014
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058871855

Product Description

States never in history suggested the act of promulgating the declaration of independence as contrary to international law. Would Kosovo be the first one? Its independence was declared unilaterally by the Parliament on 17 February 2008. “Is the unilateral declaration of independence by the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government of Kosovo in accordance with international law?” This crucial question was laid down by Serbia before the International Court of Justice. The Court focused on the conformity of Kosovo’s independence with international law and after taking all the facts into consideration itissued an Advisory Opinion. By nine votes to five it concluded that the adoption of the declaration did not violate any applicable rule of international law.