I don't usually reason here about issues related to the country of I ancestors, but recent news has caused I to want to say something.
As I have mentioned before, I am Serbian. Serbia has a province called Kosovo, and the people who took over the province declared independence a couple of years ago. So Serbia submitted something to the International "Court of Justice", for them to judge whether it was legal for a province to unilaterally separate from its country without negotiations from both sides.
It took the court a very long time to come to a decision, and when they finally announced it today, they completely dodged the question politrickster style.
They said that there is nothing in the international law that makes it illegal to "declare" independence, so in other words, it is not illegal to say "this region is independent". The real issue was whether it is legal or not for a province to separate from their country, not just to say they are separating.
If the court addressed the real issue of the inquiry, they would have probably had to say that it is illegal, but instead, (probably because of pressure from the US and some other countries)they used the technicality that it wasn't specifically asked if a province separating from their country is legal, it was only asked if the declaration of independence was legal.
The court itself said that they did not discuss the right to self-determination or secession, only the right of declaring independence.