Statehood as a Politically Realised Legal Status
9 Pages Posted: 20 Aug 2014 Last revised: 21 Aug 2014
Date Written: April 21, 2014
This paper was delivered as a guest lecture at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, on 21 April 2014. In the aftermath of the territorial referendum in Crimea, the paper considers the legal framework governing the exercise of the right of self-determination, the effects of independence referendums, and emergence of new states.
Keywords: Statehood, recognition, self-determination, independence referendums, Crimea
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