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Self-determination in International Law

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ISBN13: 9781840140996
ISBN: 1840140992
Published: September 2001
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



This text is part of a series which aims to bring together articles in international law. The text presents an informative introduction which provides an overview of the subject matter and justification of why the articles were collected.;The articles in the text explore such areas as political self-determination in the context of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, the right of self-determination for indigenous peoples under international law, minorities and human rights, women and self-determination, and the emerging right to democratic governance in international law.

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Contents:
Part 1 Concepts: self-determination, R. Emerson; sovereignty in abeyance - self-determination in international law, N. Berman; self-determination or jurisprudential confusion - exacerbating political conflict, P. Brietzke; the case for self-determination, G. Binder.
Part 2 Historical contexts: self-determination, T.S. Woolsey; rethinking self-determination, H. Hannum.
Part 3 Definitions: political self-determination within the context of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, M. Addo; the meaning of people in the African Charter of Human and Peoples' Rights, R. Kiwanuka; in support of the right of self-determination for indigenous peoples under international law, G. Morris; self-determination, minorities and human rights - a review of international instruments, P. Thornberry; hunger trap - women, food and self-determination, C. Chinkin and S. Wright.
Part 4 Exercises: self-determination - time for re-assessment?, R. White; secession and self-determination - a territorial interpretation, L. Brilameyer; self-determination - a human rights approach, R. McCorquodale.
Part 5 Impacts on international law: the emerging right to democratic governance in international law, T. Franck; national self-determination today - problems of legal theory and practice, M. Koskenniemi; the diffusion of sovereignty - self-determination in the post-colonial age, G. Simpson.