Thursday, July 22, 2010
The U.S. State Department updated its Background Note on Kosovo. Click here to see it. It has a good timeline of legal events in Kosovo leading to its unilateral declaration of independence. The United States formally recognized the Republic of Kosovo as a sovereign and independent state on February 18, 2008. As of July 2010, 69 countries had recognized Kosovo’s independence, including 22 of 27 EU member states, all of its neighbors (except Serbia), and other states from the Americas, Africa, and Asia.
The International Court of Justice will soon start the public session at which it will issue its judgment in the Advisory Jurisdiction Case.