Republic of Kosovo
Republika e Kosovës (Albanian)
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 70 countries but does so without prejudice regarding the Republic of Serbia’s insistence that Kosovo remains a de jure province of that country. On July 22, 2010, the International Court of Justice issued an advisory opinion that Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence “did not violate general international law,” but the 10–4 decision had no immediate impact on the Kosovo-Serbia dispute.
Note: President Fatmir Sejdiu resigned from office on September 27, 2010, following a ruling by the Constitutional Council that his continuing in office while simultaneously serving as party chair of the Democratic League ...