Associate Statehood: Principles and Prospects
Chimène I. Keitner
University of California Hastings College of the Law
March 27, 2010
Faroese Law Review, Vol. 3, No. 1, p. 13, 2003
This article explores the spectrum of status options available to small polities under international law. It focuses on the status of free association, which comprises a range of options between the extremes of full independence and integration into a larger state. It provides an overview of free association arrangements to which the United States is a party, and it suggests how some aspects of these arrangements could serve as useful models for the Faroe Islands. It also outlines some considerations in designing a referendum on political status, based on the experiences of Québec, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 29
Keywords: free association, self-determination, referendum, faroe islandsAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 3, 2006 ; Last revised: November 13, 2012
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