Territorial conflicts have always been at the core of international relations. The manner in which international law deals with them reveals the character of the legal system. The acquisition of territorial sovereignty is built around the two main cornerstones: the pre-eminence of title over effectivités and the critical importance of the requirement of consent in modifying situations.
Edited by Marcelo G. Kohen and Mamadou Hébié
Despite globalization and the increasingly transnational character of human activities, territorial disputes remain a significant source of tensions in international relations and constitute a large share of inter-state cases brought before international tribunals and courts. The Research Handbook on Territorial Disputes in International Law analyses the concepts, technical rules, and norms applicable to territorial disputes.