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Research Handbook on Territorial Disputes in International Law

ISBN13: 9781782546863
Published: October 2018
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £190.00

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Territorial disputes remain a significant source of tension in international relations, representing an important share of interstate cases brought before international tribunals and courts. Analysing the international law applicable to the assessment of territorial claims and the settlement of related disputes, this Research Handbook provides a systematic exposition and in-depth discussions of the relevant key concepts, principles, rules, and techniques.

Combining extensive knowledge from across international law, Marcelo Kohen and Mamadou Hébié expertly unite a multinational group of contributors to provide a go-to resource for the settlement of territorial disputes. The different chapters discuss the process through which states establish sovereignty over a territory, and review the different titles of territorial sovereignty, the relation between titles and effectivités, as well as the relevance of state conduct. Select chapters focus on the impact of foundational principles of international law such as the principle of territorial integrity, the right of self-determination and the prohibition of the threat or use of force, on territorial disputes. Finally, technical rules that are crucial for the assessment of territorial claims, especially the techniques of intertemporal law and critical date, as well as evidentiary rules, are presented.

An essential resource for practitioners, international law academics and public officials including judges and arbitrators, this Research Handbook is a highly original collection of scholarship and research on territorial disputes and their settlement.

Public International Law
Marcelo Kohen and Mamadou Hébié
1. Territorial conflicts and their international legal framework
Marcelo Kohen and Mamadou Hébié
Part I The establishment of title of sovereignty over a territory
2. The acquisition of original titles of territorial sovereignty during colonial expansion
Mamadou Hébié
3. The acquisition of derivative titles of territorial sovereignty from local political entities during colonial expansion
Mamadou Hébié
4. Titles and Effectivités in Territorial Disputes
Marcelo G. Kohen
5. State conduct in territorial disputes beyond effectivités: Recognition, acquiescence, renunciation and estoppel
Kate Parlett
6. Boundaries
Giuseppe Nesi
Part II The impact of fundamental principles of international law
7. Territorial disputes and the use of force
Pierre Klein and Vaios Koutroulis
8. Territorial settlements in peace treaties
Seokwoo Lee
9. The human factor in territorial disputes
Mariano J. Aznar
10. Territorial disputes in the context of secessionist conflicts
Theodore Christakis and Aristoteles Constantinides
Part III Technical rules in territorial disputes settlement
11. Time factor and territorial disputes
Giovanni Distefano
12. Evidence in territorial disputes
Katherine Del Mar
Marcelo Kohen and Mamadou Hébié