A New Framework
Secession is one of many different processes of state creation. The creation of new states always results in the destabilization of existing territorial units of other sovereign states; because of the latter phenomenon, secession has been viewed with suspicion in the international community, and international law itself has never evolved to embrace a secession entitlement for specific groups under specific circumstances. This book’s aim was to propose and develop a new international framework for secession. The book has argued that the existing vacuum in international law regarding secession has led to inconsistent and at times unfair secessionist results dominated by the geopolitics of the Great Powers. Moreover, the book has argued that the development of a carefully crafted normative framework on secession would not undermine our international legal system, nor thwart existing international law norms.
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