Legality of Secession under International Law

1Pasar Abdulkareem Fendi and Dr. Salawati Mat Basir

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Abstract:

This paper discussed the related question of secession as an external manifestation of the right of self-determination. The task of the present paper is to critically analyses the legality of secession and its consequences under international law and the indecisive state of international law on the legality of secession. The international law contains no explicit prohibition on unilateral secession, then on what legal basis could an act of secession be adjudged to be lawful or unlawful? Even if secession is a legally neutral act, could its consequences be regulated internationally? Put differently, on what legal criteria have certain acts of unilateral secession been subsequently legalized or opposed.

Keywords:

Secession, Historical Background, Right of Secession, Lawful Secession, Unlawful Secession, Successful Secession, Unsuccessful Secession, International Law.

Paper Details
Month4
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 5
Pages2367-2383