Special Report: Kosovo After the ICJ Opinion, Introduction
6 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2014
Date Written: 2013
On October 22-25, 2012, judges, government officials, and scholars from Kosovo and the United States gathered at the University of Pittsburgh for a conference on “Kosovo after the ICJ Opinion.” The conference was organized by the Center for International Legal Education (CILE) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and the University of Prishtina Faculty of Law. It was co-sponsored by the Ministry of Justice, Kosovo; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kosovo; the Forum for Civic Initiatives, Kosovo; the American Society of International Law (ASIL); and the Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh Center for International Studies. This is the introduction to the Report resulting from that conference. It catalogues the many contributions and positions taken at the conference and covered in the Report, providing an overview of the entire discussion and analysis presented at the conference.
Keywords: Kosovo, ICJ, advisory opinion, public international law, independence, recognition of states, legal education, development, development assistance, constitutional law, parliamentary democracy, legal reforms
JEL Classification: K33
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