The concept of self determination in international law is, in practice, less wide-ranging than might be supposed. Evaluate this statement

Using OSCOLA

Shaw  Peoples, Territorialism and Boundaries European Journey of International Law 8 (1997) No3 p478. Available on line at /pdf



Quane  The United Nations and the Evolving Right to Self-Determination International and Comparative Law Quarterly 47 (1998) p539.



Pellet  The Opinions of the Badinter Arbitration Committee: A second breath for the self determination of peoples European Journal of International Law 3 (1991) No1 available on line at /edu/journals/transnational/vol101/vyver.pdf (ignore section 3 Canadian constitutional issues.



For a survey of the issues relating to the Cree and the question of independence for Quebec see:  Parliament of Canada. Parliamentary Information and Research Service  Aboriginal Peoples and the 1995 Quebec Referendum: A survey of the issues Available on line at

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The concept of self-determination in international law is, in practice, less wide-ranging than might be supposed.

Public International Law

Reading on Self-Determination





1. Read the relevant sections in the Public International Law textbooks: at well as the relevant section in Dixon, look at others, such as Shaw, Brownlie, or any other books in the Library.



2. Harris Cases and Materials on International Law has relevant extracts from the Western Sahara case, as well as several extracts concerning Yugoslavia



3. The following journal articles will also be useful



Shaw  Peoples, Territorialism and Boundaries European Journal of International Law 8(1997) No 3 p 478. Available on-line at /pdf. (Section 3 of the article considers self-determination  the rest of the article is about recognition of states generally)



Quane  The United Nations and the Evolving Right to Self-Determination International and Comparative Law Quarterly 47(1998) p 539 (copies will be distributed in the lecture)



Pellet  The Opinions of the Badinter Arbitration Committee: A Second Breath for the Self-Determination of Peoples European Journal of International Law 3 (1991) No 1. Available on-line at /edu/journals/transnational/vol101/vyver.pdf (Section III concerns the internal Canadian constitutional issues  ignore this section)



For a survey of the issues relating to the Cree and the question of independence for Quebec see

Parliament of Canada. Parliamentary Information and Research Service  Aboriginal Peoples and the 1995 Quebec Referendum: A Survey of the Issues Available on-line at

/htm

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Work must be properly referenced and MUST use the OSCOLA system and include a bibliography.





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