The Right of Self-Determination: Its Emergence, Development, and Controversy
Keywords:Self-determination, the right of self-determination, secession
This paper discusses the right of self-determinationfrom international law and international human rights law perspective. It traces the emergence and development of self-determination from political principle to human right. It also explores the controversy of the right of self-determination. There have been different and even contradictory interpretations of the right of self-determination. Besides, there is no consensus on the mechanism to apply the right of self-determination. Both international law and international human rights law are vague about this.
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