8th Opinion on Yugoslavia

18 May 1992 Lord Carrington, president of the Conference on Yugoslavia asked the Committee to formulate an opinion on: In opinion 1 the commission opined that SFRY was in process of dissolution. Can this dissolution now be regarded as complete?

The dissolution of a state means that no longer has legal personality While recognition of a state by other states has only declarative value, such recognition, along with membership of international organisations, bears witness to these state’s conviction that the political entity so recognised is a reality and confers on it certain rights and obligations under international law Most of the new states formed from the former Yugoslav Republic have recognised each other’s independence Common federal bodies no longer exist Former national territory are now under the sovereignty authority of the new states Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia have been recognised by all the members of the European Community The process of dissolution is now complete