Republic of Kosovo
Republika e Kosovës (Albania)
Republike Kosovo (Serbian)
Note: The decision of the PHW editors to devote a separate article to the Republic of Kosovo, despite its ambiguous international status, acknowledges its recognition by over 50 countries but does so without prejudice regarding the Republic of Serbia's insistence that Kosovo remains a de jure province of that country.
Political Status: Autonomous district of Kosovo (and Metohija) within the Serbian constituent republic of the communist Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia, instituted November 29, 1945; autonomous province [Page 733]within the Serbian constituent republic of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, proclaimed April 7, 1963, and then of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, proclaimed April 27, 1992; placed under administration of the United Nations Interim Administrative Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) ...