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Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures: Self-Determination of Peoples: A Legal Reappraisal Series Number 12 (Paperback)
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Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures: Self-Determination of Peoples: A Legal Reappraisal Series Number 12 (Paperback)

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Paperback 396 Pages / Published: 12/11/1998
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The self-determination of peoples is a major issue in the world community: both radical and subversive, it serves to grant statehood to oppressed peoples, but also to disrupt existing State structures. This book, the first comprehensive legal account, sets out to trace how this political ideal has turned into an international legal standard. Scrutinising State practice through national digests and UN proceedings the author pinpoints the limits within which this political postulate has gained a foothold in the body of international law and assesses the extent to which it has had an impact on existing legal norms. This is primarily a legal inquiry which, however, looks at law within its historical and political context and, given its judicial underpinning, makes an important contribution to the study of the interplay of law, history, and politics in international relations.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521637527
Number of pages: 396
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Overall, this is one of the most comprehensive and useful modern studies of the principle of self-determination in international law'. ASIL Journal
"His [Cassese's] book is the first comprehensive review of the status of self-determination in contemporary international law. Cassese makes his case elegently, with copious documentation, in an extremely useful book." Choice
"This is a scholarly, well-researched and intellectually stimulating book. Each chapter is copiously documented with footnotes and at the end there is an index of names and subjects. The author's analysis is reasoned and well-balanced. It is written in an easily digestible format. It provides the reader with a comprehensive legal account of the right of self determination in its historical and political context and, at the same time, it also makes an important contribution to the study of the interplay of law, history and politics in international relations. I hope that students of international law, relations and political science and policy-makers will find it useful." African Journal of International and Comparative Law
"Self-Determination of Peoples: A Legal Reappraisalby Antonio Cassese, the brilliant international lawyer who has recently served as president of the U.N. Tribunal on War Crimes in the former Yugoslavia, is not a new book, but it's an extremely timely one. First published in 1995, reprinted twice and available in paperback, it's far and away the best, most accessible guide to a concept that, in often subliminal and unarticulated form, propels the policy decisions of politicians, journalists and ordinary citizens." Inquirer

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