Friday, 8 October 2010

Kosovo: Declaration of Independence - Sovereignty

The Guardian has a very useful interactive published back in July, revisiting the history of Kosovo, and culminating with the recent news that the International Court of Justice has ruled that Kosovo's Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) from Serbia in February 2008 did not violate international law:

By way of quick context, upon Kosovo's UDI in 2008, Serbia and Russia immediately declared the action illegal—meanwhile, the United States and much of Europe rushed to recognise the newly-declared state. Clearly, this Kosovan example represents a very useful recent example of recognition and incipient sovereignty in action.

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