Gibraltar: A Unique Territorial Dispute?
in Trevor J. Dadson and John H. Elliott (eds), Britain, Spain and the Treaty of Utrecht, 1713-2013 (Legenda 2014)
14 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2019 Last revised: 13 Feb 2020
Date Written: July 30, 2014
At some level, every territorial dispute is unique: its geography; its history and its parties. According to this view, international law plays no or only a very limited role in territorial disputes. Gibraltar, despite certain unique features as a territorial dispute between two EU member states, nonetheless shares commonalities with other territorial disputes. So it is illuminating to look at some comparable territorial disputes.
Keywords: Gibraltar; Hong Kong; Ceuta; Melilla; territorial disputes
JEL Classification: K33; G21
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