Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The UN General Assembly derives Kosovo's independence to the ICJ

NEW YORK (AFP) - The UN General Assembly decided Wednesday to ask the ICJ to rule on the legality of the unilaterally declared independence for Kosovo. The vote was decided by 77 countries in favor, 74 abstention and 6 against, the plenary of the General Assembly of 192 members.
The resolution of the General Assembly approves a proposal from Belgrade, which had requested the Court to ask their opinion on the following question: "the unilateral declaration of independence of institutions of provisional self-government of Kosovo is under international law?" The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the UN headquarters in The Hague, which resolves disputes between sovereign states.

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