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4 - Self-Determination

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 September 2021

Paul R. Williams
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American University, Washington DC
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Self-determination and sovereignty-based conflicts are widespread throughout the globe, and are particularly durable and deadly. These conflicts may be resolved through military victory, through some form of enhanced internal self-determination, or through a path to external self-determination. This chapter explores the puzzle of whether and how to provide for external self-determination as a means for ensuring a durable peace. This chapter reviews the peace processes related to conflicts in Bosnia, Indonesia/East Timor, Israel/Palestine, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Papua New Guinea/Bougainville, Serbia/Montenegro, Sudan/South Sudan, and Western Sahara in order to understand how the parties seek to most effectively share sovereignty in the interim; build sustainable institutions; determine final status; phase in the assumption of sovereignty; condition the assumption of this newfound sovereignty; and, if necessary, to constrain the exercise of sovereignty of the new state.

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Lawyering Peace , pp. 124 - 150
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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  • Self-Determination
  • Paul R. Williams, American University, Washington DC
  • Book: Lawyering Peace
  • Online publication: 27 September 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108776264.005
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  • Self-Determination
  • Paul R. Williams, American University, Washington DC
  • Book: Lawyering Peace
  • Online publication: 27 September 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108776264.005
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  • Self-Determination
  • Paul R. Williams, American University, Washington DC
  • Book: Lawyering Peace
  • Online publication: 27 September 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108776264.005
Available formats
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