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Law, Territory and Conflict Resolution: Law as a Problem and Law as a Solution

Edited by: Matteo Nicolini

ISBN13: 9789004311282
Published: May 2016
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £155.00

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Prompted by the de facto secession of Crimea in early 2014, Law, Territory and Conflict Resolution explores the role of law in territorial disputes, and therefore sheds light on the legal ‘realities’ in territorial conflicts.

Seventeen scholars with backgrounds in comparative constitutional law and international law critically reflect on the well-established assumption that law is ‘part of the solution’ in territorial conflicts and ask whether the law cannot equally be ‘part of the problem’.

The volume examines theory, practice, legislation and jurisprudence from various case studies, thus offering further insights on the following complex issue: can law act as an effective instrument for the governance of territorial disputes and conflicts?

Public International Law
List of Acronyms
Introduction, Matteo Nicolini, Francesco Palermo and Enrico Milano

Part 1. Territory and Legal Studies: Reframing the Role of Law in Territorial Conflicts
1. Territory and Conflicts: Is International Law the Problem? Beatrice Bonafè
2. Territory and the Law of Ownership: From Misunderstanding to Opportunity, Francesco Palermo
3. Beyond Majoritarian Autonomy? Legislative and Executive Power-sharing in European Regions, Karl Kössler
4. Studying Territorial Autonomy as a Multiplicity of Ways to Institutionalise Ethnicity, Alexander Osipov
5. In Search of a Fair Balance between the Inviolability of Borders, Self-Determination and Secession in International Law, Antonello Tancredi
6. Territorial Entitlement and Exit Scenarios, Jure Vidmar
7. Internationalised Territorial Regimes as Solution to Conflicts? Maria Chiara Vitucci

Part 2. Law and the Dynamics of Territorial Conflicts: Problems and Solutions in Selected Case Studies
8. Transferring Crimea from Russia to Ukraine: Historical and Legal Analysis of Soviet Legislation, Oleksandr Yarmysh and Alina Cherviatsova
9. Constitutions and Territorial Claims: Lessons from the Former Soviet Space, Caterina Filippini
10. Territorial (Se)Cession in Light of the Recent Events in Crimea, Veronika Bílková
11. Multiple Identities in a Unitary State: Tracing the Origins of the Ukrainian Crisis Back, Simone Stefan
12. Shrinking Autonomy for Tatarstan and Gagauzia: The Perils of Flexible Institutional Design, Federica Prina
13. The Intractable Case of Northern Kosovo in the Light of the 2013 Brussels Agreement, Enrico Milano
14. Territorial and Ethnic Divide: A New Legal Geography for Cyprus, Matteo Nicolini
15. International Economic Law and Conflict Resolution: The West Bank between Dominium, Land Ownership and Land Grabbing, Federica Cristani
16. Dutch-German Boundary Relations in the Eems-Dollard (Ems-Dollart) Estuary: An Implicit Condominium? Harry H.G. Post
17. Conclusion: Laws and Conflicts over Territories, Giuseppe Nesi