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Self-Determination and Secession in International Law (eBook)

Edited by: Christian Walter, Antje von Ungern-Sternberg, Kavus Abushov

ISBN13: 9780191006920
Published: June 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: eBook (ePub)
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Peoples and minorities in many parts of the world assert a right to self-determination, autonomy, and even secession from a state, which naturally conflicts with that state's sovereignty and territorial integrity. The right of a people to self-determination and secession has existed as a concept within international law since the American Declaration of Independence in 1776, but the exact definition of these concepts, and the conditions required for their application, remain unclear.

The Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice concerning the Declaration of Independency of Kosovo (2010), which held that the Kosovo declaration of independence was not in violation of international law, has only led to further questions.

This book takes four conflicts in the post-Soviet Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) as a starting point for examining the current state of the law of self-determination and secession. Four entities, Transnistria (Moldova), South Ossetia, Abkhazia (both Georgia), and Nagorno-Karabakh (Armenia), claim to be entitled not only to self-determination but also to secession from their mother state. For this entitlement they rely on historic affiliations, and on charges of discrimination and massive human rights violations committed by their mother state.

This book sets out its analysis of these critical issue in three parts, providing a detailed understanding of the principles of international law on which they rely: The first part sets out the contours and meaning of self-determination and secession, including an overall assessment of secession within the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The second section provides case studies investigating the events in Transnistria, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and Nagorno-Karabach in greater detail. The third and final section extends the scope of the examination, providing a comparative analysis of similar conflicts involving questions of self-determination and secession in Kosovo, Western Sahara, and Eritrea.

Subjects:
Public International Law, eBooks
Contents:
1. Introduction

PART I: GENERAL ISSUES OF SELF-DETERMINATION AND SECESSION
2. International Law and Self-determination: Peoples, Minorities, and Indigenous Peoples
3. The Role of Recognition and Non-Recognition with Regard to Secession
4. Secession and Use of Force
5. The Principle of "Uti Possidetis Juris": How Relevant Is It for Issues of Secession?
6. Recent Developments: The Kosovo Advisory Opinion: What It Says and What It Does Not Say
7. Secession in the CIS: Causes, Consequences, and Emerging Principles

PART II: CASE STUDIES FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES
8. Transnistria
9. South Ossetia
10. Abkhazia
11. Nagorno-Karabach

PART III: COMPARATIVE STUDIES
12. Kosovo
13. Western Sahara
14. Eritrea