Meanwhile over at the ICJ the USA and Russia (and Spain and Finland) have been giving their views.

The USA arguments are smooth, somehow rather personal and elegant (including a nice oblique reference to Sherlock Holmes – the dog which did not bark, from Silver Blaze).

The Russians are more formalistic and businesslike, insisting that Kosovo can not have the benefit of UNSCR 1244 and use powers accorded under 1244 to act in defiance of it. Plus a swipe at the ‘unlawful actions of NATO’.

Heavyweight boxers, landing big hits. Well worth reading for the fascinating differences of style and approach.