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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Serbian parliament rejected UN plan for Kosovo autonomy

On February 15, 2007, the Serbian Parliament voted 244-225 to reject a UN plan calling for Kosovo's autonomy and for the right of Kosovo to govern itself as a multi-ethnic society. The Parliament voted to adopt a resolution condemning the proposal, arguing that "[t]he statement is equally offensive to Serbia, the Serb people, and the international community as a whole. The National Assembly considers this view to be contrary to principles upon which international order is founded, democratic values, and principally, to the very mandate of the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General." In 2008, the Kosovar Parliament unilaterally declared independence from Serbia, a decision which was rejected later by Serbia, but was ruled legal by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

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