The Right of Self-Determination: Its Emergence, Development, and Controversy


  • Munafrizal Manan Dosen Universitas Al-Azhar Indonesia, Jakarta



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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How to Cite

Manan, Munafrizal. 2016. “The Right of Self-Determination: Its Emergence, Development, and Controversy”. Jurnal Konstitusi 12 (1):1-20.