Fragmentation and the International Relations of Micro-states: Self-determination and Statehood

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 31, 1996 - Law - 461 pages
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At a time when nearly all armed conflicts are related to self-determination, and frequently to claims for secession, this meticulous study examines the legal issues at stake in the light of the existence of European micro-States: Liechtenstein, San Marino, Monaco, Andorra and the Vatican City. Jorri Duursma makes a thorough analysis of the true origins, meaning and faults of the modern right of self-determination, asking fundamental questions: What constitutes a people with a right to self-determination? How small a people has this right? Who are allowed to secede? What is a state according to international law? Jorri Duursma2s book provides an up-to-date and informed account of these important issues which also draws on recent experiences in Eastern Europe and Yugoslavia. It is the first book to provide a thorough international legal account of the European micro-states, and develops a novel approach to the problems of fragmentation.
 

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Fragmentation and the International Relations of Micro States by Jorri Duursma is extremely well researched. It is a source of reference even for Professor James Crawford SC, FBA, BA, LLB (Adel), DPhil (Oxon), LLD (Cantab), Whewell Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge as referenced in his book "The Creation of States in International Law [Second Edition (2006)]"  

Contents

Right of selfdetermination
7
Radio Andorre 1950 343
10
A Laupper v Switzerland Liechtenstein and Austria 1986 158
56
Right of Passage over Indian Territory 1960 85
58
GrecoBulgarian CommunitiesAdvisory Opinion 1930 59 79
59
Bernard Omivayak Chief of the Lubicon Lake Band v Canada 1990 64
64
Agreement on the Establishment of the Republic of Yemen 1990
82
Criteria for statehood
110
Compact of Free Association 1982 MicronesiaUSA 139140 425
208
The Principality of Monaco
261
Convention of Friendship 1860 ChinaUK 88
269
v France 1993 272 273
272
Drozd andjanousek v France and Spain 1992 273 284 285 332
284
Land Island and Maritime Frontier Dispute Case 1992 108109
314
The Principality of Andorra
316
Duedra1905
344

Certain Phosphate Lands in Nauru Preliminary Objections 1992 127141
115
Island ofPalmas Case 1928 116
116
Wimbledon Case The 1923
121
The general question of MicroStates
133
Compact of Free Association 1983 Marshall IslandsUSA 139140
139
Introduction
145
The Republic of San Marino
207
Consorts Gianesini 1977
346
The State of the Vatican City
374
General conclusions
423
Bibliography
434
Index
451
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