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Syria-eyes wide shut!

My article in daily Dnevnik on the international responses and overall situation in Syria.

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Erga Omnes – Dominus?

At the outset, the article although the titles suggests, does not deal with the Latin as such. It is however related to the issue who has title over what and who is the ‘Master’ of what, and additionally who defines … Continue reading

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Пресудата од Хаг во контекст на пристапувањето кон Европската Унија

Процедурата за пристапување кон ЕУ е зацртана во Договорот на ЕУ и критериумите од Копенхаген. Името како такво не претставува формален критериум за пристапување кон оваа институција. Согласно меѓународното право името на државата е суверено право на секоја држава и … Continue reading

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http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/eu-ministers-give-green-light-for-serbia-s-candidacy-bid

‘One of the requirements then set was that Belgrade and Pristina should reach an agreement that would enable Kosovo to participate in regional forums without prompting Serbia to walk out. The deal was reached on February 24’. In simple words this means that Serbia de facto should recognize Kosovo as a separate entity. One of the requirements for acquiring full statehood is to enter into relations with other states both bilaterally and multilaterally. The latter was not fulfilled by Kosovo before this agreement, and therefore it could not be claimed that’s a state in the full meaning of the criteria envisaged by international law. However, although I have not seen the agreement whereby the modalities on this participation are decided this implies that the statehood of Kosovo moves forward.

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Impunity and International Rule of Law in Iraq

The war in Iraq ‘officially’ ended, at least they said so….but which are the consequences of waging illegal war and who will be responsible for one and half Iraqi deaths? This goes both to state responsibility, but as well as individual criminal responsibility. Would US as such and individuals be brought to trial for the heinous crimes committed in Iraq? The author of the text suggests the following: ‘Western governments and their leaders who have just as often, or more often, committed international crimes for which they have not been punished’. Therefore, its clear what will happen or not happen, adding the fact that US is not part of ICC Statute , the international court would not have jurisdiction. Remains individual countries to trigger the universal jurisdiction, but this is also unlikely due to various reasons.