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)

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Michael Waibel

University of Vienna - Faculty of Law

Date Written: July 30, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Waibel, Michael, Gibraltar: A Unique Territorial Dispute? (July 30, 2014). in Trevor J. Dadson and John H. Elliott (eds), Britain, Spain and the Treaty of Utrecht, 1713-2013 (Legenda 2014) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3428848

Michael Waibel (Contact Author)

University of Vienna - Faculty of Law ( email )

Schottenbastei 10-16
Vienna, A-1010
Austria

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