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By Marcelo G. Kohen

ISBN-10: 051116176X

ISBN-13: 9780511161766

ISBN-10: 0521849284

ISBN-13: 9780521849289

The tip of the chilly warfare led to new secessionist aspirations and the strengthening and re-awakening of latest or dormant separatist claims all over. The production of a brand new autonomous entity throughout the separation of a part of the territory and inhabitants of an present nation increases severe problems as to the function of overseas legislations. This ebook bargains a accomplished research of secession from a global legislations standpoint, targeting contemporary perform and acceptable principles of latest overseas legislations. It comprises theoretical analyses and a scrutiny of perform through the global through eighteen exceptional authors from Western and jap Europe, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, North and Latin the USA, and Asia. middle questions are addressed from assorted views, and from time to time with divergent perspectives. The reader can be uncovered to a far-reaching photograph of country perform, together with a few circumstances that are hardly pointed out and sometimes ignored in scholarly research of secession.

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See, for example, article 29 of the Federal Republic of Germany’s Fundamental Law, and articles 13 and 75, paragraph 15, of Argentina’s Constitution. 16 introduction for resolving internal conflicts, in some cases with international participation. Examples of the former type of procedures are the constitutional provisions of St. Christopher and Nevis, Uzbekistan, Ethiopia, and Serbia and Montenegro, the legislation of 3 April 1990 enacted by the USSR Supreme Soviet during the Gorbachev era to ‘implement’ (rather to render inapplicable) the Constitutional provision allowing secession to the Socialist Soviet Republics, and the legislation passed by Canada’s House of Commons on 15 March 2000, following the Supreme Court’s advisory opinion of 20 August 1998.

The existence of rights and obligations in the international realm. 5 As a result of this view, which foresees an insignificant role for international law in this field, very little legal theory on the creation of States emerged. 6 James Crawford’s reference book The Creation of States in International Law constituted the exception to this state of affairs. 7 At the end of the Cold War, some of the new States which emerged were created on the basis of international law. In other words, the international legal system played the role of a ‘midwife’, providing legal justification for the creation of new States.

Kohen The relationship between secession and international law is a subject that has long attracted the interest of jurisprudence. The emergence of a new State to the detriment of an older sovereign entity disrupts the composition of international society and challenges the very foundations of its main actors. At the time of the creation of the new independent States in the Americas during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the idea of – and consequently, the term – ‘decolonisation’ did not exist.

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