Comments:Kosovo independence ruled legal by International Court of Justice

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Daj te barem sever kosova022:08, 13 September 2011
Comments from feedback form - "It would be helpful to include..."014:25, 12 January 2011
Comments from feedback form - "Bloody Russia and China, When ..."202:15, 24 July 2010
At first019:49, 23 July 2010
Precedence, and grounds009:42, 23 July 2010

Daj te barem sever kosova

ljudi bre idite u kurac daj te barem sever... -.- (talk)22:08, 13 September 2011

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It would be helpful to include a link to the actual judgment by the International Court of Justice. (talk)14:25, 12 January 2011

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Bloody Russia and China, When Iran Final Nukes The World - I'll Die Happy Knowing The Russians and Chinese Are Going Down With Me...

BKCW8 talk05:54, 23 July 2010

Which asylum did you escape from? (talk)18:08, 23 July 2010


BKCW8 talk02:15, 24 July 2010

I'd find it funny an court had to decided a country can be independent but I realize the other option was war. So I'll become this new system. --KDP3 (talk) 19:49, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

KDP3 (talk)19:49, 23 July 2010

Precedence, and grounds

"considers that general international law does not contain any prohibition on declarations of independence. Accordingly, it concludes that [Kosovo's] declaration of independence on the 17th of February 2008 did not violate general international law."

Not a single prohibition? I'm not familiar with general international law, so I don't know. This is interesting, however, because it means anybody with a de facto claim to territory can declare independence. As far as I know, Abkhazia, for example, is de facto independent. I can't wait to see what the UN says if and when Abkhazia and similar proto-nations present their case, though I privately suspect that they won't get the same treatment.

There is, of course, a qualitative difference between Kosovo and Chechnya (for example) on the one hand, and Transnitria, Abkhazia and South Ossetia (for example) on the other - but given the article's quote, the International Court of Justice recognizes no restrictions to declarations of independence, and thus does not seem to distinguish between them legally at all. Of course, international recognition is another issue, and anyway I doubt Kosovo would decide to peacefully go back to Serbia had the ruling been made otherwise. I fear that when another breakaway nation presents its case to the ICJ, some law may indeed be found to rule the declaration illegal, and doing so could seriously undermine the credibility of the instution; so either the ICJ really is impartial, or they've made a big mistake (unless there are some legal technicalities not mentionned in this article). Either way, I am curious to see what repurcussions the ruling will have.

GarrickW (talk)09:42, 23 July 2010