Speaking of Secession: A Theory of Linguistic Secession

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Sami Dudar

Coleman Legal Group, LLC; University of Georgia - Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law

Date Written: December 19, 2012

Abstract

Language is argued as a recognizable human right that can be enforced under international covenants. This theory of language as a human right is applied to the treatment of the Turks to undermine the Kurdish people in Turkey by subverting and constricting the Kurdish language. It is argued that, under such a linguistic theory, secession is permitted under international law and the creation of a new and recognizable government, separate from the previous host nation, across international borders where the concentration of the identifiable people is most dense.

Keywords: international law, comparative law, linguistics, human rights, language

JEL Classification: international and comparative law, linguistics, human rights, language

Suggested Citation

Dudar, Sami, Speaking of Secession: A Theory of Linguistic Secession (December 19, 2012). Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3403249

Sami Dudar (Contact Author)

Coleman Legal Group, LLC ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://https://www.colemanlegalgroup.com/

University of Georgia - Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law ( email )

Athens, GA 30602-6012
United States

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