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Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the publication of the ICJ advisory opinion

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic welcomes the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of July 22, 2010 on the accordance of Kosovo’s declaration of independence with international law. The advisory opinion was rendered on behalf of UN General Assembly Resolution 63/3 of October 8, 2008.

The Czech Republic shares the opinion expressed in Declaration by High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton on behalf of the European Union.

The opinion of ICJ confirms a position of the Government of the Czech Republic of May 2008 that Kosovo’s declaration of independence is not disaccordant with international law. The advisory opinion will be subject of a detailed analysis.

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