Illegal Annexation and State Continuity: The Case of the Incorporation of the Baltic States by the USSR

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, 99:3, July 2005

4 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2012

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Paul R. Williams

Public International Law & Policy Group; American University

Yoonie Kim

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: July 2005

Abstract

The dissolution of the Soviet Union led to a profound political transformation in Central and Eastern Europe during the 1990s. The transformation raised numerous legal issues relating to state extinction, state continuity, and state succession. Illegal Annexation and State Continuity. The Case of the Incorporation of the Baltic States by the USSR, by Lauri Malksoo, undertakes a comprehensive analysis of one of the key aspects of the transformation: the preservation of the continuity of the international legal personalities of the Baltic states despite fifty years of Soviet annexation and occupation.

Keywords: Soviet Union, Annexation, Baltic States, USSR

JEL Classification: N40

Suggested Citation

Williams, Paul R. and Kim, Yoonie, Illegal Annexation and State Continuity: The Case of the Incorporation of the Baltic States by the USSR (July 2005). AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, 99:3, July 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2033325

Paul R. Williams (Contact Author)

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Yoonie Kim

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