SERBIAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA PRESS RELEASE
UNILATERAL AND ILLEGAL DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE OF KOSOVO AND
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
unilateral declaration of the independence of Kosovo and Metohija is
illegal, unjust and a gross violation of international law. The
declaration is in direct violation of the United Nations Charter, the
OSCE Helsinki Final act of 1975 and UN Security Council Resolution 1244.
The recognition of Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence by
the United States, France and Britain will have dire consequences for
international law and global security.
The Serbian Bar Association of
American calls on the UN and the international community to fulfill its
obligation to apply the rule of international law and respect
international agreements by reversing this illegal act. Serbia is a
democratic and sovereign state and its internationally recognized
borders must be respected.