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..........This website and its associated webpages were prepared by by William R. Slomanson,
Visiting Professor, Pristina University (Kosovo) & Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson (San Diego).

.............Kosovo as Precedent for Secession of South Ossetia & Abkhazia?
...........................Kiev Institute of International Relations
......................................Kiev Taras Shevchenko University
........................................Kiev, Ukraine: October 14, 2008
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...........................Comparative Legitimacy of Kosovo v.
...........................South Ossetia & Abkhazia Secessions
......................................American Center (USAID)
...............................Saint Petersburg, Russia: July 2, 2009

..General Assembly Request for Opinion on Kosovo Independence and
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Georgia's suit v. Russia: Convention Elimination All Forms Racial Discrim.
I......International Law Introduction
II.
...What Do We Know That is Not Disputed?
III.
..A World of "Spin"
IV.
..Legal Analysis of the Legitimacy of Secession
V.
.. Is Kosovo Unique or Precedent for
.......South Ossetian & Abkhazian Independence?
VI.
..Lingering Questions: Polking Holes
.......in the Law of Secession

Intro: Omen & Presenter's Op-eds: Making an independent Kosovo a reality (2008) &.The effort to rebuild Kosovo is failing (2004)
Historical Chronology: 1389 Battle of Kosovo / 1455-1912 (Ottoman) / 1878 Treaty Berlin (boundaries)
.........1919 Versailles Treaty (boundaries again) / 1929 "Yugoslavia" / 1941 German invasion / 1945 Tito's Federation
.........1985 Albanian parallel systems & Serbian response) / Brief Yugoslavia History (BBC) & Learned Treatise (Wikipedia)
.........1991 Uprising National shrine & Nationalism
NATO 1999 Bombing:
.........US:Campbell v. Clinton, 203 F.3d 19 (Court Appeals, Wash., D.C., Feb. 18, 2000) [War Powers Act].
.........Int'l legal views: Not UN reso--humanitarian intervention / Local & international analyses--Jurist Web
..... ...Actual bombing: City "smart bombing" / Rural bridges-click here./ Tank tunnels-click here./ Minefields-click here
..... ............................Reaction to US bombing country: Pristina / "Memorial".Gilan
.........Airport: Clark-Jackson confrontation re Russians
.........ICTY: . NATO's Uranium-tipped munitions
UNSC Reso. 1244 Kosovo's Constitution (1999) & Implementing Framework (2001)
.........."10-10-120" -> 10 Serbian, 10 U.N.-selected (other minorities), 100 local population (Albanian)
.........Freedom of Expression: Neo-colonialism?.& Artistic Expression (FUND)
Mar. 17, 2004: Two steps back
November 2005: Contact Group (France, Germany, Italy, Russia, UK & US)
....................................Guiding Principles for a settlement of the Status of Kosovo
March 2007: UNOSEK (United Nations Special Envoy for Kosovo Atasari)
....................................Comprehensive Proposal for the Kosovo Status Settlement
Feb. 17, 2008: Declaration Independence & E.U. on Kosovo (Feb. 18, 2008) & Kosovo Constitution (June 15, 2008)
...........................Recognition by other States (listed)
March 6, 2008: Golden Opportunity

4 Pillars:.* Military-Police 4 forces = 40-1 Parallel Institutions Related/Similar Institutions
UNMIK.SRSG / CivPol* Kosovo Police Service KPS*  
KFOR*.Prizren./ Peja./ Pristina
.....................Mitovica./.Op-eds.
Kosovo Protection Corps TMK* US Military
OSCE KLC NGOs
EU    

Economics: Size / Population / Unemployment / EU & Donor Economics / Import-export ratio
Infrastructure: Problems / Solutions
Pollution: Issues
KSU: Program / Facilities / Class / More "Class" / Commemoration / ATA Staff / Mixed Class 2006
People: Favorite pair Culture: click here Religion: click here Dress: click here.
Geopolitics: 51st State v. Independence v. Autnonomy (> Tito than UN)
Fun Pix: click here
Provincial Capitol: at night

.Last rev: 06/26/09