The Independence of Kosovo in International Law (L’Indépendance Du Kosovo Et Le Droit International)
Eric De Brabandere
Leiden University - Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies
May 29, 2009
Institut de la Démocratie et de la Coopération, Paris, Conférence sur le Droit à la Sécession en Droit International
This paper (in French) analyses the independence of Kosovo from an international law perspective. The paper discusses both whether Kosovo has a right to independence, and accordingly discusses what the consequences of the unilateral declaration of independence are from an international legal perspective. It equally discusses the question whether recoginition of Kosovo's independence by third states could be seen as a breachof international law.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 4
Keywords: recognition, self-determination, non-intervention, secession, independence
Date posted: July 2, 2009
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