Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law


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La rébellion et le droit international : le principe de neutralité en tension (Volume 374)

(111,952 words)

Author(s): Corten, Olivier
Corten, Olivier Keywords: Rebellions | Neutrality | Secession | Right of self-determination | Civil waIntervention | International law | Mots clefs: ABSTRACT This course aims to understand how international law apprehends the phenomenon of rebellion, in particular through the tensions that can be found between the principle of neutrality and the notion of legitimacy. This tension between the two concepts, as the author explains, dates back to the Charter of the United Nations. It appears through numerous examples tha…

The Secession of States and their Recognition in the Wake of Kosovo (Volume 357)

(77,472 words)

Author(s): Dugard, John
Dugard, John Keywords: Kosovo | Secession | Right of self-determination | Recognition of States | Territorial integrity of States | State Practice | International Court of Justice | Advisory opinions | Mots clefs: ABSTRACT This course, given by John Dugard, is regarding secession and its recognition by looking at the theory, and at the Kosovo case. In the introduction, is drawn the law of succession, and especially the principal rules concerning creation and secession of states, as well as the policy impact. After a short histor…

Souveraineté étatique et protection internationale des minorités (Volume 245)

(48,408 words)

Author(s): Ben Achour, Yadh
Ben Achour, Yadh Keywords: Minorities | Right of self-determination | Sovereignty | Cultural Diversity and Minorities in General | Mots clefs: Minorités | Droit de libre disposition | Souveraineté | ABSTRACT Yadh Ben Achour, Professor at the University of Tunis, starts his course on state sovereignty and the protection or minorities by presenting the concepts of state, sovereignty and minority. The author then details the guiding principles of minority rights: sovereignty of the State, right of self-determination of minoritie…

Self-determination of Peoples and Plural-ethnic States Secession and State Succession and the Alternative, Federal Option (Volume 294)

(34,297 words)

Author(s): McWhinney, Edward
McWhinney, Edward Keywords: Right of self-determination | Secession | State succession | Mots clefs: Droit de libre disposition | Secession | Succession | ABSTRACT Edward McWhinney, Professor emeritus of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, retraces the historical origins of peoples' self-determination by taking as its starting point the national self-determination that can be traced back to the French revolution. The question of the self-determination of peoples is often resolved within the framework of the nation-st…