Legal Position - International Recognition of Kosovo and the Right to "Self-Determination"


  • Elton Musa



self-determination, human rights, international law, the internal law, Nation.


This article aims to analyze the legal process - international state of Kosovo and the right to self-determination, where especially trading special attention will be paid to the ratio between the State and their citizens in relation to the right of the latter to decide , should be considered in the framework of international law perspective. Firstly comes treating theoretical framework, over which viewed, meaning international recognition and the possibility of finding the best solution for the citizens. The treatment of recognition of Kosovo in this article comes as one of the particular cases to a universal case, this case will be treated to the formation of new states and their announcement based on the principle of "self-determination". Current political status of Kosovo is the result of adherence to legal and geopolitical constraints that have been made at different times by the policy of major countries expressed through this cognitive status and interests of citizens and beyond the interests of international politics. This article examines the phenomenon of Kosovo's case, in the context of a historical treatment and self-Legal as the principle of "self-determination" is also the point of incorporation between history, doctrine of international and domestic law of a country. In this context the case of Kosovo as a case of "sui generis" international rights doctrine. The right of people and nations to self-determination is a prerequisite for full use of all basic human rights.