The Use of Force in Relation to Sovereignty Disputes Over Land Territory

British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), 2018

147 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2018

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Constantinos Yiallourides

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

Markus Gehring

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

Jean-Pierre Gauci

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

Date Written: May 23, 2018

Abstract

There are disputes over territory in almost every region of the world, sometimes leading to escalations and violence between States and threatening international peace and security. International law requires States to refrain from the threat or use of force and to attempt to settle their disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace, security and justice are not endangered.

This research report provides a comprehensive analysis of the rules regulating the threat or use of force between States in international law and examines how these rules operate specifically in the context of territorial disputes. The report analyses a wide range of territorial disputes to clarify the legal obligations binding upon States involved in such disputes and the consequences flowing from a breach of these obligations.

Keywords: Territorial disputes, Sovereignty disputes, Use of Force, Peaceful Settlement, United Nations Charter

Suggested Citation

Yiallourides, Constantinos and Gehring, Markus and Gauci, Jean-Pierre, The Use of Force in Relation to Sovereignty Disputes Over Land Territory (May 23, 2018). British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3208384

Constantinos Yiallourides (Contact Author)

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) ( email )

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Markus Gehring

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) ( email )

Charles Clore House
17 Russell Square
London WC1B 5JP
United Kingdom

Jean-Pierre Gauci

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) ( email )

Charles Clore House
17 Russell Square
London WC1B 5JP
United Kingdom

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