Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Fleiner: A suit to the International Court of Justice in The Hague would have great chances of success

11. februar 2008. 15:42 (Izvor: Tanjug)

The legal advisor of the Serbian state team in talks on the future status of Kosmet, Thomas Fleiner, said that if Serbia filed a suit with the International Court of Justice in The Hague against countries that unilaterally recognize independence of Kosmet, it would have 80% of chance for success. There are three possibilities ahead of Serbia – that suit, an arbitration or talks, he told GLAS JAVNOSTI, specifying the first solution is the best, as it is certain that a unilateral proclamation and recognition of an independent Kosmet would constitute a legal violence against UN Resolution 1244. In the case of an arbitration process, Serbia and, say, Germany, if it recognizes Kosmet, ought to agree on a third party - a court or an arbitration commitee – in which both parties will place trust, he said, but dismissed that idea as not so probable. The daily writes that President Boris Tadic warned that Serbia will sue the governmenets of countries recognizing Kosmet and that is only an item of the action plan prepared by the Serbian government in the case of self-proclamation of independence of the Province.

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