Kosovo is Everywhere

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Giving legality of Kosovo independence, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) opened Pandora’s box encouraging secessionists around the world in creating new, self-proclaimed states . Kosovo could be a trigger for potential disintegration of over 100 countries .

Kosovo, a southern part of Serbia, self-declared independence on February 2008. All efforts of Serbian authorities to prevent the losing of sovereign territory, referring to UN Resolution 1244 that reaffirm the sovereignty and territorial integrity, definitely failed on July 22 after International Courte of Justice (ICJ) concluded that “the adoption of the declaration of independence... did not violate any applicable rule of international law”.

While Kosovo Albanians celebrated political victory with champagne, Serbian president Boris Tadic rejected ICJ verdict warning that Court’s opinion “establishes a new principle, an entire process of creating new states that destabilise many regions of the world."

Russia, China, Spain, Slovakia, Romania, Moldova, Iran, Cyprus, Bosnia, Belarus, Azerbaijan supported Serbian leader objectively faced with the its own separatists that have been trying for a years to establish numerous independent territories: Adygea, Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia, Northern Ossetia, Caucasian Emirate, Tatarstan, Idel-Ural, Kalmykia, Udmurtia , Circassia, Altai Republic, Buryatia, Khakassia, Sakha Tuva, Republic of Taiwan, Basque Country, Catalonia, the Land of Valencia, the Balearic Islands, Galician Republic, Andalusia, Aragón, Socialist Republic of Asturies, Cantabria, Castile, Leonese Country, Szekler Land, Gagauz Yeri, Assyria, Kurdistan, Balochistan , Jundallah, Arabistan, Nor...

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...t and flag. Mexican state is at risk to lose the region of Chiapas, where already acting Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) which in 2000 autonomized a number of jungle villages In August 2003, the EZLN self- declared all Zapatista territory an autonomous government independent of the Mexican state.

No dilemma: Kosovo is everywhere. It is a question of time when “domino effect” will hit the rest of the planet. But before new Kosovo happened perhaps the judges of ICJ should recall Hawar Archipelago case from 2001. After 200 years of territorial dispute between Qatar and Bahrain relating to sovereignty over the Hawar islands, ICJ found Solomonic solution: between two countries was set up a new maritime border that satisfied both sides giving before all the new chance to peace and friendship between two neighbours.

May Hawar “receipt” save the world?
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