The Crisis Over the Imia Rocks and the Aegean Sea Regime: International Law as a Language of Common Interest

  • Evangelos Raftopoulos
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Abstract

Clive Parry, in his famous lectures at Cambridge University in 1978, criticizing the traditional concept of sovereignty in international law, concluded that ‘the whole law of title must be rewritten’. As he pointed out, ‘the state is not at liberty to deal with matters of sovereignty’, and ‘sovereignty over territory describes an essential element of state and not a property in the sense of Private Law’.

Keywords

Europe Turkey Lution Defend Stake 

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