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Kosovo's Declaration of Independence In Accordance with International Law

A brief summary of the Advisory Opinion of 22 July 2010 in the Kosovo case As customary, the Court dealt first with the issue of whether it had jurisdiction and in turn whether it should exercise its discretion and refuse to answer the question (paras. 17-48). This part is rather interesting in that it clarifies the powers of the General Assembly and its relationship with the Security Council. Having found that it had jurisdiction and that there were no compelling reasons not to answer the question the Court turned to the the scope and meaning of the question on which…