Kosovo has been almost entirely ethnically cleansed of its Serbian population by the Muslim Albanian “Kosovars”, something of which the international community -under the guidance of the UN- has for some reason, deemed to be a legitimate act. In other words, the UN has done nothing to stop the persecution and eviction of hundreds and thousands of Serbs, which has resulted in people being thrown out of their homes and churches deliberately set on fire.
So the Tundra Tabloids finds little hope in the UN’s high court (in the Orwellian named Peace Palace) finding Kosovo still belongs to Serbia, especially since the former Bush administration having recognized it as being a sovereign state. KGS
BREITBART: The UN’s highest court will give its verdict Thursday on the legality of Kosovo’s2008 declaration of independence from Serbia, which strongly opposes the post-war attempt at separation.
International Court of Justice president Hisashi Owada will read the advisory opinion, which is non-binding, at the court’s seat at the Peace Palace in The Hague from 3:00 pm (1300 GMT).
The reading was expected to last up to three hours.
Both Belgrade and Pristina have predicted legal victory, but analysts believe the court would treat the issue with some ambiguity to avoid setting a legal precedent for other minority groups.
The 1998-99 war between separatist Kosovo Albanians and Serbianstrongman Slobodan Milosevic’s forces ended when a NATO air campaign ousted the Serbs and established a UN protectorate. The conflict claimed several thousand mostly ethnic Albanian lives.
Kosovo, with its two million inhabitants — 90 percent of them ethnic Albanians — unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in February 2008 after UN-brokered negotiations failed.
So far, 69 countries have recognised Kosovo as independent, including theUnited States and 22 of the 27 EU countries.
The United Nations General Assembly, at Serbia’s request, asked the ICJ in October 2008 to render a legal opinion. Serbia, Kosovo and 29 other states including the US and Serbia’s ally Russia made representations in public hearings last December.