Crimea’s Declaration of Independence and the Subsequent Annexation by Russia Under International Law

18 Gonzaga Journal of International Law, pp. 41-65, 2014

Posted: 28 Dec 2019

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Stefan Kirchner

University of Lapland, Arctic Centre

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

The 2014 annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation was preceded by a referendum which is widely rejected by the international community due to the presence of foreign armed forces. This article investigates the legality under international law of Crimea's declaration of independence and the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.

Keywords: Ukraine, Russia, Crimea, Self-Determination, Independence, International Law

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Kirchner, Stefan, Crimea’s Declaration of Independence and the Subsequent Annexation by Russia Under International Law (2014). 18 Gonzaga Journal of International Law, pp. 41-65, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3499613

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