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The Break-up of Yugoslavia and International Law

By Peter Radan

Routledge – 2004 – 288 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in International Law

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    978-0-415-25352-9
    August 8th 2001

Description

The demise of the former Yugoslavia was brought about by various secessionist movements seeking international recognition of statehood. This book provides a critical analysis from an international law perspective of the break-up of Yugoslavia.

Although international recognition was granted to the former Yugoslav republics of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Hercegovina and Macedonia, the claims of secessionist movements that sought a revision of existing internal federal borders were rejected. The basis upon which the post-secession international borders were accepted in international law involved novel applications of international law principles of self-determination of peoples and uti possidetis. This book traces the developments of these principles, and the historical development of Yugoslavia's internal borders.

Contents

1. Introduction

2. Nationalism and Self-Determination

3. The 'Nation' as a 'People'

4. The Principle of Uti Possidetis in Latin America

5. The Principle of Uti Possidetis in Asia & Africa

6. The National Question and Internal Administrative Borders in Yugoslavia 1918-1991

7. The International Response to and Course of the Yugoslav Secessions

8. The Badinter Commission: Secession, Self-Determination and Uti Possidetis

Conclusion

Name: The Break-up of Yugoslavia and International Law (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Peter Radan. The demise of the former Yugoslavia was brought about by various secessionist movements seeking international recognition of statehood. This book provides a critical analysis from an international law perspective of the break-up of Yugoslavia.Although...
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