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Marc Weller
Foreign & International Law
Oxford University Press; 1 edition (May 15, 2009)
328 pages
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Weller, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2009, xv + 321 p. UK£ 40. ISBN 987-0-19-956616-7. Authors and affiliations. First Online: 27 March 2015.

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Following the declaration of independence, Kosovo’s main objective is Euro-Atlantic integration. Mainly, the journey towards the EU has been influenced by a number of factors, such as the overall situation, the political situation in the country, and the close relationship between Kosovo and Serbia. Following the signing on 19 April 2013 of the historic agreement by Prime Minister Hashim Thaci on the Kosovo side and Ivica Dacic on the Serbian side, the situation between the two countries apparently improved. But what is different is the fact that this agreement was implemented thanks to the.

Keywords: international law, Security Council, Kosovo, International Court of Justice, declaration of independence. com/abstract 1702443.

The book traces international diplomatic attempts to grapple with the crisis against the backdrop of Kosovo's struggle for statehood. It asks how Kosovo managed to achieve its aims and what this result will mean for the future of international relations. The relevance of this latter aspect - the impact of the Kosovo episode on the international system - was demonstrated most recently by the actions of the Russian Federation in South Ossetia and Abkhasia.

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2 As of January 2010, Kosovo had been recognized as independent by sixty–five states .

2 As of January 2010, Kosovo had been recognized as independent by sixty–five states, including most of its European neighbors, but not by Serbia, Spain, or several major powers, including Brazil, China, India, Nigeria, and Russia. 3 See The Crisis in Kosovo 1989–1999: From the Dissolution of Yugoslavia to Rambouillet and the Outbreak of Hostilities (Marc, Weller e. 1999)

Marc Weller, Contested Statehood: Kosovo's Struggle for Independence, Oxford . Books in preparation: Marc Weller, The Yemen Peace-Process: From Model to Disaster?, 160 pages.

Marc Weller, Contested Statehood: Kosovo's Struggle for Independence, Oxford University Press, 2009, 328 pages, also published in translation as Shtetesia e kuntestuar, Koha Publishing House, 2009.

38 Marc Weller, Contested Statehood: Kosovo’s Struggle for Independence, OUP, Oxford, 2008, . 0-4. 8. remedial secession and earned sovereignty approaches. Similarly, the UN Secretary-General the violation of Kosovo’s autonomy as constituting the ‘root cause of the crisis’: Before there was a humanitarian catastrophe in Kosovo, there was a human rights catastrophe.

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This book offers the first critical analysis of the international attempts to settle the Kosovo crisis from its inception to Kosovo's declaration of independence. The author participated in most of these settlement attempts, including the Carrington Conference on the former Yugoslavia and the Rambouillet and Ahtisaari negotiations. On this basis, the book provides first hand insights into the failure of high-level international diplomacy in dealing with one of the most explosive crises to hit the European continent since 1945. The introductory chapters offer a brief account of the background to the crisis, identifying the structural tensions in the modern international system that made it so difficult for the organized international community to address the episode effectively. The book addresses the initial settlement attempts, from the London Peace Conference on Yugoslavia of 1991 to the Geneva negotiations and the impact of the Dayton peace conference on the situation in Kosovo. The second part of the book considers the first attempt of addressing the Kosovo crisis on its own terms, initially through the shuttle diplomacy of US Ambassador Chris Hill over the summer of 1998. The Holbrooke agreement, obtained under the threat of NATO air strikes and providing for a cease-fire is then considered, along with further attempts to obtain a political settlement during this purported breathing space. The book then turns to the extraordinary episode of the Rambouillet Peace Conference and the subsequent use of force against the rump Yugoslavia. The final part of the book addresses the attempts to prepare for final status during the UN administration of Kosovo. The initial constitutional framework for Kosovo is discussed, along with the abortive 'standards before status' policy. This is followed by a detailed analysis of the Vienna negotiations on final status, and the subsequent tug of war at the United Nations about Security Council endorsement of the result. The book concludes with an analysis of the comprehensive proposal for a settlement proposed by UN envoy Martti Ahtisaari and its eventual recasting into the constitution of Kosovo upon unilateral independence. This book ties together several strands of analysis, including the tension between state sovereignty and humanitarian concerns, the problem of squaring the doctrine of territorial unity with the principle of self-determination, the reluctance of international actors to involve themselves in internal conflicts, in particular where secessionist conflicts are concerned, and the role of the threat or use of force in the context of coercive international diplomacy.