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Serbia seeking ICJ opinion on Kosovo independence

[JURIST] Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic [official profile] has said that Serbia plans [press release] to ask the International Court of Justice [official website] to determine whether the Kosovo's recent declaration of independence [JURIST report] "represents a violation of international law." Jeremic's comments came following a Thursday meeting of Balkan foreign ministers in Sofia. Meanwhile Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostiunica [official profile] has requested that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile] "produce the precise legal documentary basis" for establishing an international steering group for Kosovo. AFP has more.

The meeting follows weeks of unrest in the region following recognition [JURIST report] of Kosovo's independent status by several western powers and Russian opposition [JURIST news archive] to Kosovo's independence.

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