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Essequibo referendum: An unlawful threat of force?

Essequibo (or Guayana Esequiba according to Venezuela) is an oil rich region given to Guyana by the 1899 Paris Arbitral Award. It amounts to approximately…

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The UK Supreme Court in the Scottish case: revitalising the doctrine of remedial secession

On 23 November 2022, the UK Supreme Court issued an important judgment on the question of the Scottish referendum. The judges unanimously ruled that the Scottish government…

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The UK Supreme Court Reference on a Referendum for Scotland and the Right to Constitutional Self-determination: Part II

In a previous post, I introduced the recent decision of the UK Supreme Court that the Scottish parliament lacks the authority to legislate for an…

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The UK Supreme Court Reference on a Referendum for Scotland and the Right to Constitutional Self-determination: Part I

The UK Supreme Court has ruled—unanimously—that the Scottish parliament lacks the authority to legislate for an independence referendum (para 92). Moreover, in passing the Court also appears…

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Are sovereignty referendums but a tool to legitimize territorial claims of the powerful?

This is the impression one could be left with in the wake of the popular votes organized by Russia in the occupied Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Kherson,…

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Secession and Self-determination in Western Europe: The Case of Catalonia

This presentation is based in part on the Legal Opinion by an International Commission of Legal Experts addressing the question of Catalonia: The Will of the People…

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Populist International Law? The Suspended Independence and the Normative Value of the Referendum on Catalonia

In his speech before the Catalan regional parliament on 10 October 2017, the Catalan President Carles Puigdemont suspended a declaration of independence but stated…

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