The Impact of Kosovo Case on Quasi States



The decision of International Court of Justice in terms of the independence of Kosovo at 22nd July 2010 gave birth to very important results regarding the international law. The term self determination was firstly used by Woodrow Wilson to express the new state order after 1st World War. With the start of decolonization process in the 1950s’ a new are began for the self determination of colonized countries. Moreover by the end of Cold War some federal states disintegrated and a new self determination process has begun. However the Kosovo case is a unique example that a unitary state has disintegrated and the big amount of international recognized the new born state. In this paper the possible impact of Kosovo issue on quasi states will be examined.


Kosovo, quasi states, statehood, Vienna World Conference on Human Rights, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Taiwan

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