Uses and abuses in international law: Sovereignty, self-determination and separatism – Iulian CHIFU, Adriana SAULIUC

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Iulian CHIFU, Adriana SAULIUC

LUMEN – Copyright © 2020 – CULTURAL DIMENSIONS Book Series

FORMAT: Paperback         PAGES: 400          LANGUAGE: English

ISBN: 978-973-166-586-3

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We’ve embraced with full enthusiasm the perspective offered to study extensively the uses and abuses of the principle of self-determination in today’s world, since a lot of recent developments are linked to this. That is why my colleagues from the Conflict Prevention and Early Warning Center in Bucharest and myself did a thorough analysis in a lot of cases. We begun with 13 cases, but at the end of the day, the references in each of them are extending the study to far more cases, found worldwide, which touch upon the use and abuse of this principle. The project “Abuses of the principle of self-determination of peoples and the reaction of the international community” is not an easy one to be address, since it creates a tremendous passion and involves a lot of states with different approaches. Lately this principle is approached with a clear difference in views by states situated in the Wider Black Sea Region, in the Western Balkans and in the rest of the world. Thus making sense of field where passions and differences of views are present is as complicated as the realities found on the ground and the interpretation of the international law. (Iulian Chifu)

Topics of interest:

  • international law
  • sovereignty
  • self-determination
  • separatism

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