Secession: International Law Perspectives

Secession: International Law Perspectives

by Marcelo G. Kohen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107407824
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/04/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 546
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Marcelo G. Kohen is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva.

Table of Contents

List of contributors; List of abbreviations; Table of cases; Table of international instruments; Table of national legislation; Foreword; Introduction Marcelo G. Kohen; Part I. The Foundations of International Law and their Impact on Secession: 1. Secession and self-determination Christian Tomuschat; 2. Secession, terrorism and the right of self-determination Andrew Clapham; 3. Secession and external intervention Georg Nolte; 4. The role of recognition in the law and practice of secession John Dugard and David Raic; 5. The state as a 'primary fact': some thoughts on the principle of effectiveness Théodore Christakis; 6. A normative 'due process' in the creation of states through secession Antonello Tancredi; 7. Secession and the law of state succession Andreas Zimmermann; 8. Are there gaps in the international law of secession? Olivier Corten; Part II. International and Domestic Practice: 9. The question of secession in Africa Fatsah Ouguergouz and Djacoba Liva Tehindrazanarivelo; 10. International law and secession in the Asia and Pacific regions Li-ann Thio; 11. Secession and international law: the European dimension Photini Pazartzis; 12. Secession and international law: Latin American practice Frida Armas Pfirter and Silvina González Napolitano; 13. Lessons learned from the Quebec secession reference before the Supreme Court of Canada Patrick Dumberry; 14. The secession of the Canton of Jura in Switzerland Christian Dominicé; Conclusions Georges Abi-Saab; Select bibliography.

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