did the International Court of Justice (ICJ) have jurisdiction?

go to the International Court of Justice web site and click on Cases at the top tool bar, then Advisory Proceedings, then Advisory Opinions, then Advisory Opinion on 22 July 2010 (select 2010 on the year selection box) Accordance with International Law of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence in Respect of Kosovo and go to full Report. Starting on p. 13 of the written opinion, examine the materials to develop an essay around the following questions:
did the International Court of Justice (ICJ) have jurisdiction?
did the UN General Assembly request deal with a legal question?
would political aspects preclude the ICJ from addressing the request?
could the ICJ have refused to address the request?
did the ICJ decide whether the declaration of independence was in accordance with general international law?
did the ICJ advise on the legal consequences of the declaration?
was Kosovo a state?
were other states’ recognition of Kosovo legal?
on what grounds did Kosovo justify its declaration of independence?
what was the final advisory opinion of the Court?


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