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The Law and Politics of the Kosovo Advisory Opinion

Marko Milanovic and Michael Wood


This book examines the 2010 Kosovo Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice. The main theme of the book is the interplay between law and politics regarding Kosovo’s independence generally and the advisory opinion specifically. How and why did the Court become the battleground in which Kosovo’s independence was to be fought out (or not)? How and why did political arguments in favour of Kosovo’s independence (e.g. that Kosovo was a unique, sui generis case which set no precedent for other secessionist territories) change in the formal, legal setting of advisory proceedings before t ... More

Keywords: Kosovo, International Court of Justice, advisory opinion, secession, statehood, self-determination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198717515
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717515.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marko Milanovic, editor
Lecturer, University of Nottingham School of Law

Michael Wood, editor
Bencher, Grey's Inn

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1 Introduction

Marko Milanović and Michael Wood

Part I The Advisory Proceedings in Context

3 Arguing the Kosovo‎ Case

Marko Milanović*

Part II The Opinion

7 The Question Question

Daniel Müller*

Part III Reactions and Implications

Part IV The Road Ahead

End Matter