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U.N. Court Rules Kosovo Declaration Was Legal
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Source: New York Times

Kosovos unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008 did not violate international law, the United Nations Highest Court said Thursday in a ruling that Kosovo heralded as a victory but which legal experts warned could spur separatist movements around the world. But legal experts emphasized that while the court had ruled that Kosovos declaration of independence was legal, it had scrupulously avoided saying that the state of Kosovo was legal under international law, a narrow and carefully calibrated compromise that they said could allow both sides to declare victory in a dispute that remains raw even 11 years after the war there.


Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/23/world/europe/23kosovo...
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