What happens if ICJ says Kosovo’s declaration invalid?
It’s a fait accompli. all it would do is raise legal questions.
More likely – place element on recognition. Say, Russian provinces trying to break away aren’t RECOGNIZED, but Kosovo is.
South Ossetia and Abkhazia
Elements of Georgia, seeking independence. Russia invaded S. Ossetia, and gained control of the area. Russian president signed decree recognizing independence of both entities.
Only one state has recognized – Nicaragua.
Burkina Faso/Mali border dispute
Uti possidetis – determine territory of new states by pre-independence colonial borders
Both countries agreed border dispute should be settled by UP, but disagreed about where.