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Autodeterminarea și secesionismul teritorial (partea I)
Self-Determination and Territorial Secessionism (Part I)

Author(s): Victor Popa
Subject(s): Constitutional Law
Published by: Universitatea Liberă Internațională din Moldova
Keywords: self-determination; separatism; autonomy; people; territory;

Summary/Abstract: The right of peoples to decide their fate is one of the fundamental principles of international law, adopted in the context of the decolonization process of Africa and Asia after the Second World War. The interpretation of this principle from the point of view of the contemporary concept provides for the right to autonomy, including economic and cultural, but not separatism.The disintegration of the ex-USSR and ex-Yugoslavia sparked new discussions on the concept, largely influenced by non-legal factors. However, the right of peoples to self-determination should be reviewed only in the context of the other principles of international law and, in particular, the sovereign equality of states and their territorial integrity.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 69-78
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Romanian