Independence for Kosovo?
'Jurist', June 16, 2007
1 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2013
Date Written: June 7, 2007
Russia is the only Western power that champions Serbia’s territorial claim over Kosovo. All other nations want independence for the former Serbian province. As I argued in a previous editorial for 'Jurist' on this subject, I see no basis whatsoever in law for the UN Security Council’s assertion of power to dispose of Kosovo. Thus whatever Russia’s real motives might be, I think that objectively it is taking a principled position. The Security Council simply must not be allowed to ignore the constraints imposed on its jurisdictional competence by the UN Charter.
Keywords: international law, Kosovo, Russia
JEL Classification: K33, K11, R52
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