Inevident Truths: Why Current International Norms and Policies May Not Have Supported the American Revolution
22 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2014
Date Written: 2013
This Essay is something of a thought experiment. It poses the question whether the American Revolution, its grievances against the English crown embodied in the 1776 U.S. Declaration of Independence, would be justified under modern standards of international law. The inquiry is intended to serve as a mirror against which Americans may judge the validity of current international norms regarding modern secessionist movements around the globe.
Keywords: Succession; International Law; Territorial Integrity: Self-Determination
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