Growing International Opposition to Imposed Solution

Kosovo and the myth of liberal intervention

Published on December 16, 2010, The Guardian

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NATO bombing of FRY

'The United States of America and the Kosovo Liberation Army stand for the same human values and principles ... Fighting for the KLA is fighting for human rights and American values." So declared the neocon US senator (and current foe of WikiLeaks) Joseph Lieberman back in 1999 at the height of the US-led military intervention against Slobodan Miloševic's Yugoslavia. It would be interesting to he...


THE COURT PRESIDENT’S DREAM

Published on September 28, 2010

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International Court of Justice

Introduction On July 22, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delievered its long-awated opinion on the proposition referred by the U.N. General Assembly: ". . . the declaration of [Kosovo's] independence of the 17th of February 2008 did not violate general international law." By a vote of 10 to 4, with ICJ President Hisashi Owada voting with the majority, the Court concluded that i...


John R. Bolton: International Court decision could encourage separatists

Published on July 30, 2010, The Examiner

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American Council for Kosovo

Last week's International Court of Justice decision on Kosovo could have a significant global effect. While there is less there than meets the eye in legal terms, how the ruling is read politically may be quite different. The ICJ decided that Kosovo's 2008 declaration of independence from Serbia "did not violate any applicable rule of international law." Although the world media first headlined...


"Kosovo can attend only under UNMIK auspices"

Published on March 18, 2010, B92

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American Council for Kosovo

BELGRADE -- Spanish Ambassador Inigo de Palacio Espana today addressed the issue of participation of Kosovo Albanian officials at EU-organized gatherings. The top Spanish diplomat in Belgrade said the authorities in Priština can be present at international conferences organized by the EU only under the UNMIK auspices and in accordance with UNSC Resolution 1244. Espana added that this will be...


GORIN: The blackmail of America

Published on March 4, 2010, The Washington Times

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American Council for Kosovo

Something happened after President Clinton's 1999 war in Kosovo: It never ended. Its continuation was characterized by anti-Serb arson, kidnappings, bombings of NATO-escorted civilian buses and efforts to kill everyone from schoolgirls to octogenarians, plus the rare peacekeeper who tried to prevent any of this. Toward the end of 1999, several major newspapers reported on findings that mass gr...


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