Research Handbook on Territorial Disputes in International Law
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Research Handbook on Territorial Disputes in International Law

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.
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Chapter 5: State conduct in territorial disputes beyond effectivités: recognition, acquiescence, renunciation and estoppel

Kate Parlett

Abstract

This chapter discusses the impact of state conduct on the existence, evidence and transfer of titles of territorial sovereignty. It analyses circumstances in which the conduct of a state party to a territorial dispute can be characterized as a recognition, a confirmation or a renunciation to an existing title of territorial sovereignty. In addition, this chapter scrutinizes the conditions under which the conduct of a state party to a territorial dispute can be characterized as a protest or an acquiescence to the claim of sovereignty made by the other party.

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