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Title Research handbook on territorial disputes in international law / edited by Marcelo G. Kohen (Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland), and Mamadou Hébié (Assistant Professor of International Law, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden Law School, the Netherlands).

Published Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Pub., Inc., 2018.


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Physical description 1 online resource (520 pages).
Series Research handbooks in international law
Research handbooks in international law.
Notes Includes index.
Contents Contents: Introduction / Marcelo Kohen and Mamadou Hébié -- 1. Territorial conflicts and their international legal framework / Marcelo Kohen and Mamadou Hébié -- Part I The establishment of title of sovereignty over a territory -- 2. The acquisition of original titles of territorial sovereignty during colonial expansion / Mamadou Hébié -- 3. The acquisition of derivative titles of territorial sovereignty from local political entities during colonial expansion / Mamadou Hébié -- 4. Titles and effectivités in territorial disputes / Marcelo G. Kohen -- 5. State conduct in territorial disputes beyond effectivités: recognition, acquiescence, renunciation and estoppel / Kate Parlett -- 6. Boundaries / Giuseppe Nesi -- Part II The impact of fundamental principles of international law -- 7. Territorial disputes and the use of force / Pierre Klein and Vaios Koutroulis -- 8. Territorial settlements in peace treaties / Seokwoo Lee -- 9. The human factor in territorial disputes / Mariano J. Aznar -- 10. Territorial disputes in the context of secessionist conflicts / Theodore Christakis and Aristoteles Constantinides -- Part III Technical rules in territorial disputes settlement -- 11. Time factor and territorial disputes / Giovanni Distefano -- 12. Evidence in territorial disputes / Katherine Del Mar -- Conclusion / Marcelo Kohen and Mamadou Hébié -- Index.
Summary Territorial disputes remain a significant source of tension in international relations, representing an important share of interstate cases brought before international tribunals and courts. Analysing the international law applicable to the assessment of territorial claims and the settlement of related disputes, this Research Handbook provides a systematic exposition and in-depth discussions of the relevant key concepts, principles, rules, and techniques. Combining extensive knowledge from across international law, Marcelo Kohen and Mamadou Hébié expertly unite a multinational group of contributors to provide a go-to resource for the settlement of territorial disputes. The different chapters discuss the process through which states establish sovereignty over a territory, and review the different titles of territorial sovereignty, the relation between titles and effectivités, as well as the relevance of state conduct. Select chapters focus on the impact of foundational principles of international law such as the principle of territorial integrity, the right of self-determination and the prohibition of the threat or use of force on territorial disputes. Finally, technical rules that are crucial for the assessment of territorial claims, especially the techniques of intertemporal law and critical date, as well as evidentiary rules, are presented. An essential resource for practitioners, international law academics and public officials including judges and arbitrators, this Research Handbook is a highly original collection of scholarship and research on territorial disputes and their settlement.
Notes Description based on print record.
Other author Kohen, Marcelo G., editor.
Hébié, Mamadou, editor.
Edward Elgar Publishing, publisher.
Subject Boundary disputes.
International law.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781782546870 (e-book)

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