Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
February 26, 2017 Disclaimer: Please read.

Statements and opinions expressed in articles are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.

Hell No
The Other 43 Percent

Truthdig Bazaar
An Unexpected Twist

An Unexpected Twist

Andy Borowitz

Killing the American Dream

Killing the American Dream

Pilar Marrero

more items

Ear to the Ground
Email this item Print this item

U.N. Court Declares Kosovo’s Split-Off Legit

Posted on Jul 22, 2010
Kosovo flag
Wikimedia Commons

Kosovo’s split from Serbia now has the U.N. top court’s official nod. Above, Kosovo’s official flag.

On Thursday, the United Nations’ International Court of Justice validated Kosovo’s 2008 declaration of separation from Serbia, declaring the move legitimate according to international law, thereby pleasing the people of Kosovo but causing some concerns in other circles.  —KA

The New York Times:

Kosovo’s 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 that legal experts warned could spur separatist movements around the world.

Legal experts emphasized that while the court had ruled that Kosovo’s 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

More Below the Ad


Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

Join the conversation

Load Comments

By huckleberry_finn, October 1, 2010 at 2:07 am Link to this comment

Well nothing tragic went out of this initiative with
[URL=]guarding the
Serbian sacred places[/URL]

Report this

By last_boy_scout, September 1, 2010 at 11:44 pm Link to this comment

Fresh news from the field — Serbian monasteries and
religious objects will be guarded by Albanians since
now ( I kinda
wonder how it all turns out

Report this
Anarcissie's avatar

By Anarcissie, July 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm Link to this comment

The can of worms is already open.  The Russians, for instance, applied the Kosovo principle very neatly to Georgia.  And then there’s the Alaska Independence Party….

Report this
Right Top, Site wide - Care2
Right 3, Site wide - Exposure Dynamics
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide

Like Truthdig on Facebook