A Sprig of Parsley That Leaves a Bitter Taste - Comments on the Spanish-Moroccan Dispute about Perejil/Leila

German Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 45, pp. 268-290, 2002

25 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2009

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Christian J. Tams

University of Glasgow, School of Law

Date Written: June 2, 2009

Abstract

This article examines the legal framework of the 2002 Spanish-Moroccan dispute about Leila/Perejil, a small island off the Moroccan coast. It applies basic concepts of the law of territory, such as prescription, conquest etc., and proposes a solution based on international legal principles.

Keywords: territory, dispute, title to territory, colonial enclaves, prescription, conquest, occupation

Suggested Citation

Tams, Christian J., A Sprig of Parsley That Leaves a Bitter Taste - Comments on the Spanish-Moroccan Dispute about Perejil/Leila (June 2, 2009). German Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 45, pp. 268-290, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1413422

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