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Autonomy and Demilitarisation in International Law

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ISBN13: 9789041102713
ISBN: 904110271X
Published: July 1998
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
Price: £188.00



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This work gives a comprehensive analysis of the Aland Islands international legal status as a territory under Finnish sovereignty yet demilitarized and autonomous, with a Swedish character. The legal status of this autonomy is examined, as are military issues, and the Islands' relationship with the EU. The solution achieved for Aland may provide a valuable model of autonomy, and this collection of essays should be of interest and use to students, professionals, and anyone concerned with territorial autonomy as a possible means of enhancing political rights of minorities.

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Contents:
Aland in the New Europe - a case of post-sovereign political life, P. Joenniemi; the Aland Islands as a demilitarized and neutralized zone, A. Rosas; demilitarized and neutralized zones in a European perspective, C. Ahlstrom; the international legal basis of the autonomy and Swedish character of the Aland Islands, L. Hannikainen; the autonomy of the Aland Islands in the constitutional law of Finland; the constitutional setting of the Aland Islands compared, M. Suksi; the right of domicile in the Aland Islands in the light of human rights treaties and the European integration process, K. Myntti and M. Scheinin; minorities in Aland with reference to their educational rights, F. Horn; the special status of the Aland Islands in the European Union, N. Fagerlund; the Aland Islands in international law and co-operation - the legal capacity of an autonomous region, A. Spiliopoulou-Akermark.