The Relationship between International Law and Domestic Law under the Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo

Jordan Daci


The relationship between international law and domestic law is object of different theories among which the most relevant are: the Monist Theory, Monist Inverse Theory, Dualist Theory, and Harmonization Theory. Indeed, these theories and all the other theories, aim nothing more or less than the explanation of the interdependent and hierarchical relationship between the international law and domestic law. Indeed, the study and the analysis of relationship between the rules of international law and rules of domestic law has a particular importance, because the determination of solutions and dilemmas in regards to this multiple and multidimensional relationship inter alia defines the statues of the state in the arena of the international relation, and impacts directly to its status as an equal member of international community. In fact, the ensemble of rules which we define today as International Law cannot be understood separated from the states domestic law. In reality, these two categories of legal rules are essentially interrelated in a hierarchical manner. Borders and content of the states domestic law systems, today very often are defined in almost natural manner by the rules of the International Law, which gradually have ensured a sustainable prevalence upon the rules of Domestic Law. Regardless of differences from a state to another, even in the case of the Republic of Kosovo, in essence the relationship between International Law and Domestic Law, consists inter alia in four main issues such as: 1. The relationship between rules of International Customary Law and the Domestic Law; 2. The relationship between the rules of International Treaties and the Domestic Law; 3. The relationship between the rules adopted by international organization in which Kosovo would be a member and the rules of Domestic Law; and 4. The relationship between the rules of International law and the Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo itself. This paper aims exactly the analysis of these four issues from a comparative perspective with other states such as: the Republic of Albania, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and the United States of America.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2015.v4n1s2p81

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