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The Principle of Uti Possidetis Juris: How Relevant is it for Issues of Secession?

Anne Peters

in Self-Determination and Secession in International Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702375
eISBN:
9780191772139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702375.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

Uti possidetis can potentially transform any type of internal territorial demarcation that has been established in domestic law prior to secession into an international one once secession has ... More


Self-Determination and Secession in International Law

Christian Walter, Antje von Ungern-Sternberg, and Kavus Abushov (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702375
eISBN:
9780191772139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702375.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

The book reassesses the right to self-determination and secession in the light of recent developments, focusing particularly on the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). What are the implications ... More


When Territorial Change Happens: The Norm of Uti Possidetis

Gary Goertz, Paul F. Diehl, and Alexandru Balas

in The Puzzle of Peace: The Evolution of Peace in the International System

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199301027
eISBN:
9780190495091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301027.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 7 charts the uti possidetis norm from its inception and summarizes the evidence supporting its use by states. Uti possidetis requires that states use existing boundaries when territorial ... More


Abkhazia

Farhad Mirzayev

in Self-Determination and Secession in International Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702375
eISBN:
9780191772139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702375.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

The paper covers research on the correlation of the principles of uti possidetis juris and self-determination in the case of Abkhazia. It argues that under the principle of uti possidetis, the former ... More


Fairness to ‘Peoples’ and their Right to Self-Determination

Thomas M. Franck

in Fairness in International Law and Institutions

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267850
eISBN:
9780191683398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267850.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

With the advent of the 1990s, a new era began. The Cold War had ended and the decolonisation of the Third World had been virtually accomplished. Perennial conflicts now began to appear in a new ... More


Humanitarian Intervention and International Society: Lessons from Africa

James Mayall

in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

After the end of the Cold War, many in the West viewed Africa as a testing ground for the solidarist argument that sovereignty was no longer an absolute principle and that the international community ... More


Postmodern Tribalism and the Right to Secession

Rosalyn Higgins Dbe Qc

in Themes and Theories

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262350
eISBN:
9780191682322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262350.003.0054
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Tom Franck brilliantly describes the social phenomenon that surfaced after the end of the Cold War: postmodern tribalism — the transfer of defined parts of the populations and territories of existing ... More


Riddle of the Sands: Time, Power, and Legitimacy in International Law

John R. Morss

in Critical International Law: Postrealism, Postcolonialism, and Transnationalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199450633
eISBN:
9780199084562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450633.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter argues that the critical enterprise within international law needs to get to grips with both diachronic and synchronic processes. The chapter contends that history is poorly articulated ... More


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