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Aggression Against Ukraine: Territory, Responsibility, and International Law. By Thomas D. Grant. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Pp. xxx, 283. Index. $105.50, £68.

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1 See also Grant, Thomas D., Annexation of Crimea, 109 AJIL 68 (2015)CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

2 See also GA Res. 1541 (XV), annex, princ. IX(a) (Dec. 15, 1960) (“The integrating territory should have attained an advanced stage of self-government with free political institutions, so that its peoples would have the capacity to make a responsible choice through informed and democratic processes....”).

3 See Nechepurenko, Ivan, Tatar Legislature Is Banned in Crimea, N.Y. Times, Apr. 26, 2016, at http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/27/world/europe/crimea-tatarmejlis-ban-russia.html Google Scholar.

4 UNSCOR, 69th Sess., 7125th mtg., at 3, UN Doc. S/PV. 7125 (Mar. 3, 2014).

5 See, e.g., Yemen Crisis: Who Is Fighting Whom?, BBC News, Mar. 26, 2015, at http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29319423.

6 GA Res. 68/262 (Mar. 27, 2014).

7 Dinstein, Yoram, War, Aggression and Self-Defence 183–84 (5th ed. 2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar; see also Martti Koskenniemi, From Apology to Utopia 284 (2005) (noting that “original illegality may be corrected in a process of consolidation, that is, the passing of time during which it becomes generally accepted to be best to let the sleeping dogs lie”).

8 Cyprus v. Turkey, App. No. 25781/94, Just Satisfaction, para. 41 (Eur. Ct. H.R. May 12, 2014) (Grand Chamber), available at http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng#{“appno”:[“25781/94”],”itemid”:[“001-144151”]}.

9 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Nov. 4, 1950, ETS No. 5, 213 UNTS 222.

10 Russian Federation v. Veteran Petroleum Ltd., Rechtbank Den Haag [District Court of The Hague], Apr. 20, 2016, Case No. C/09/477160 / HA ZA 15-1 (ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2016:4229) (Neth.).

11 Legal Consequences for States of the Continued Presence of South Africa in Namibia (South West Africa) Notwithstanding Security Council Resolution 276 (1970), Advisory Opinion, 1971 ICJ Rep. 16 (June 21).

12 Case T-512/12, Front Populaire pour la Libération v. Council, paras. 82, 208 – 09, 223 (Eur. Ct. Justice, 8th Chamber, Dec. 10, 2015) (ECLI:EU:T:2015:953), available at http://curia.europa.eu/juris/celex.jsf?celex=62012TJ0512&lang1=en&@x0026;type=TXT&ancre=.

13 Articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts, Art. 41(2), in Report of the International Law Commission on the Work of Its Fifty-Third Session, UN GAOR, 56th Sess., Supp. No. 10, at 43, UN Doc. A/56/10 (2001) (“No State shall recognize as lawful a situation created by a serious breach within the meaning of article 40, nor render aid or assistance in maintaining that situation.”).

14 Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Advisory Opinion, 2004 ICJ Rep. 136, para. 90 (July 9).

15 Oil Platforms (Iran v. U.S.), 2003 ICJ Rep. 161, paras. 90–99, 122–23 (Nov. 6).

16 Exchange of Letters Between France and Great Britain Respecting the Recognition and Protection of an Arab State in Syria (Sykes-Picot Agreement), May 16, 1916, 221 Consol. T.S.323; see also Desplat, Juliette, Dividing the Bear’s Skin While the Bear Is Still Alive, British National Archives Blog (May 16, 2016), at http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/dividing-bears-skin-bear-still-alive-1916-sykes-picot-agreement Google Scholar (discussing content and history of Sykes-Picot Agreement).

17 Oil Platforms, supra note 15.

18 Thomas M. Franck, Recourse to Force: State Action against Threats and Armed Attacks 174–91 (2002).

19 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, ICC Res. RC/Res. 6, Annex I, Art. 8 bis (June 11, 2010).

20 But see John Quigley, The Six-Daywar and Israeli Self-Defense: Questioning the Legal Basis for Preventive War (2013).

21 Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Dem. Rep. Congo v. Uganda), 2005 ICJ Rep. 168, para. 165 (Dec. 19).

22 Reisman, W. Michael, The Manley O. Hudson Lecture: Why Regime Change Is (Almost Always) a Bad Idea, 98 AJIL 516, 520 (2004)CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

23 See also Corten, Olivier, The Russian Intervention in the Ukrainian Crisis: Was Jus Contra Bellum ’Confirmed Rather Than Weakened’? , 2 J. Use of Force & Int’l L. 17 (2015)Google Scholar.

24 Mearsheimer, John J., Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault: The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin, Foreign Aff., Sept./Oct. 2014, at 77Google Scholar.

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