Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence (UDI) in February 2008 sharply divided international opinion. On the one side, the US and many leading members of the EU argued that there was no alternative but to allow Kosovo to go its own way. Regional stability in the Balkans required nothing less than the recognition that Kosovo represented, for better or for worse, a unique case under international law.
In contrast, Russia and China, supported by the majority of the world’s states, argued that Kosovo could not be regarded as sui generis. If it could declare independence then the way would be open for others to follow.… Seguir leyendo »