The Right to Self-Determination and Unilateral Secession

  • Juan Francisco Escudero Espinosa
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Abstract

The decades following the adoption of the UN Charter were marked by the process of decolonization in which the right to self-determination was invoked, implying as an inherent presumption a demand for independence. Going beyond decolonization in contemporary international law, the question posed is that of the possibility of recognizing a right to secede that is consubstantial to putting self-determination into practice.

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  • Juan Francisco Escudero Espinosa
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  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of LeonLeonSpain

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