KOSOVO'S POST-INDEPENDENCE - TEST FOR THE EU'S COMMON FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY. WHAT ROLE HAS THE EULEX MISSION TO PLAY IN KOSOVO?
|Year of publication||2009|
|Type||Article in Proceedings|
|Conference||COFOLA 2009: the Conference Proceedings, 1. edition|
|MU Faculty or unit|
|Keywords||The legal framework of the EULEX mission (the Council Joint Action 2008/124/CFSP); the implications of Kosovo's independence; the UNMIK; organized crime.|
|Description||Various interventions of an international community in failed states or otherwise unstable territories showed the crucial importance of the rule of law in establishing or re-establishing an order in post-conflict societies. The territorial status of one of the world's newest states, Kosovo, was resolved by its unilateral declaration of independence on 17 February 2008. The current situation in Kosovo brings many points of major legal interest. This paper explores some of these legal issues, namely the role of the largest civilian operation the EU has ever launched. This paper assesses the implications of Kosovo's independence, analyses the legal framework of the EU mission and addresses some of the challenges this mission may face.|