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Peoples and International Law: How Nationalism and Self-Determination Shape a Contemporary Law of Nations 2nd ed isbn 9789004232945

Peoples and International Law: How Nationalism and Self-Determination Shape a Contemporary Law of Nations

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ISBN13: 9789004154919
New Edition ISBN: 9789004232945
Published: July 2007
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Peoples and International Law is the most comprehensive current account of the right of self-determination in international law. The book examines the law of self-determination as the product of the interaction between nationalism and international law. This broad and interdisciplinary work charts this interaction through different aspects of the legal process – in international instruments, judicial decisions, legal obligations and historical context – critically and in extensive detail.

The book is essential reading for those with an interest both in peoples’ rights in international law and the study of nationalism.

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Public International Law
List of Abbreviations
Table of Cases
Table of Treaties;
Chapter 1 nationalism and the Right of Self-Determination:
1. A Few Basic Terms: People, Nation, Population, Minority,
Indigenous People and Country
2. Nationalism
3. National Self-Determination
4. National Ties and Legal Principles
Chapter 2 The Historical Development of Self-Determination: Outline
1. The Foundations for National Self-Determination
2. The Nation-State and Internal and External Sovereignty
3. Government with the Consent of the Governed
4. Liberalism, National Patriotism and the Law of Nations
5. The French Revolution
6. The Nationality Principle
7. The End of the First World War
Chapter 3 Self-Determination and International Instruments: Outline
1. The United Nations Charter 1945
2. The Human Rights Covenants 1966
3. The Colonial Independence Declaration 1960
4. General Assembly Resolution 1541(XV) 1960
5. The Friendly Relations Declaration 1970
6. The Helsinki Final Act 1975 and Paris Charter 1990
7. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2006
Chapter 4 Self-Determination and Courts: Outline
1. The Wall in Occupied Palestinian Territory Opinion
2. Katangese Peoples’ Congress v. Zaire
3. The Badinter Opinions Nos.
1, 2 and 3
4. The Burkina Faso/Mali Frontier Dispute
5. The Tatarstan and Chechnya Cases
6. The Åland Islands, Part 1: The Commission of Jurists
7. The Åland Islands, Part 2: The Commission of Rapporteurs
8. Re. Secession of Quebec
9. Western Sahara Advisory Opinion
Chapter 5 The Law of Self-Determination: A Contradiction in Terms?: Outline
1. Colonial Self-Determination
2. The Peoples of States
3. Minorities and Groups within States
4. Peoples under Foreign or Alien Domination
5. Economic Self-Determination or Permanent Sovereignty
6. Democratic Government
7. The Use of Force
8. Principle or Right? 9. Jus Cogens and Peremptory Norms
10. Erga Omnes