- May 7, 2010
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
Source: Voice of AmericaThe United Nations International Court of Justice says Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008 did not violate international law.
That non-binding opinion was issued Thursday in The Hague. It is expected to clear the way for more countries to extend formal recognition to the government in Pristina.
Kosovo Foreign Minister Skender Hyseni, who spoke to reporters after the court session, called the ruling "great news for Europe." He said it "affirmed that the people of Kosovo did the right thing."
I am not surprised people here are not paying attention to this issue, but this is probably one of the most important developments in the world so far this year. Kosovo's declaration of independence two years ago essentially sparked of the war between Russia and Georgia and now that there is legal cover for the declaration it could mean a wave of secessions.