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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Yugoslavia, Cases and Proceedings before the ICJ

Tobias Thienel, Andreas Zimmermann

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 February 2020

Subject(s):
States, formation, continuity, extinction — States, independence — Territory

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Throughout the 1990s and in the early years of the 21st century, the former Yugoslavia underwent considerable changes (Yugoslavia, Dissolution of). In 1991, Croatia and Slovenia declared their independence from the then Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia (‘SFRY’). Macedonia (officially called the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia [‘FYROM’]) and Bosnia-Herzegovina followed suit. All four States were admitted to the United Nations (UN) as new members. The remainder of the SFRY became the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) (‘FRY’)...
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