Thursday, July 22, 2010

ICJ to rule on legality of Kosovo's independence

July 22, 2010

The International Court of Justice has begun ruling on the legality of Kosovo's 2008 secession from Serbia.

Judges are issuing a non-binding ruling on Serbia's claim that Kosovo's declaration of independence was a violation of its territorial integrity.

If the ICJ sides with Serbia, Kosovo could be pushed into negotiating a settlement. The opposite could see more countries recognising its independence.