If you were the Prime Minister of Spain, would you recognize the independence of Kosovo?

If you were the Prime Minister of Spain, would you recognize the independence of Kosovo? What is jus cogens? Do you agree with diplomatic immunity?

If you were the Prime Minister of Spain, would you recognize the independence of Kosovo?

Please answer all eight questions. Give your own opinion based on international law sources and use as much comparative cases as possible.

1)     If you were the Prime Minister of Spain, would you recognize the independence of Kosovo?

2)     What is jus cogens?

3)     Do you agree with diplomatic immunity?

4)     Did the US violate international law by invading Iraq in 2003?

5)     Is the International Court of Justice effective against great powers?

6)     Can the political leader of a non-member state of the International Criminal Court be judged by this court on crimes against humanity committed inside that state’s territory?

7)     Is China violating international law in the South China Sea?

8)     Is the Paris Agreement on climate change an effective legal tool to protect global environment?

Marking: 12.5 points per question.
Size: Around 500 to 1000 words per answer.
Format: Word document, Times New Roman, 12 size, 1.5 space, Harvard style quotation system.

More details;

Why does Spain recognize Kosovo?
On 18 February 2008, Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Ángel Moratinos said that Spain would not recognise Kosovo because the declaration of independence did not respect international law. … García-Margallo said that despite Spain’s non-recognition of Kosovo it will continue to support Kosovo and its development.

Which countries recognize Kosovo independence?

Albania, France, Turkey and the UK are the countries that recognized first the independence of Kosovo on February 18, 2008.

 

What is jus cogens in international law?
Jus cogens (or ius cogens) is a latin phrase that literally means “compelling law.” It designates norms from which no derogation is permitted by way of particular agreements. … The 1969 and 1986 Vienna Conventions on the Law of Treaties stipulate that a treaty is void if it conflicts with jus cogens 

 

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