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The Creation of States in International Law


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I The Concept of Statehood in International Law 1: Statehood and Recognition 2: The Criteria for Statehood: Statehood as Effectiveness 3: International Law Conditions for the Creation of States 4: Issues of Statehood Before United Nations Organs 5: The Criteria for Statehood Applied: Some Special Cases II Modes of The Creation of States in International Law 6: Original Acquisition and Problems of Statehood 7: Dependent States and Other Dependent Entities 8: Devolution 9: Secession 10: Divided States and Reunification 11: Unions and Federations of States III The Creation of States in International Organizations 12: International Dispositive Powers 13: Mandates and Trust Territories 14: Non-Self-Governing Territories: the Law and Practice of Decolonialization IV Problems of Commencement, Continuity, and Extinction 15: The Commencement of States 16: Problems of Identity, Continuity and Reversion 17: The Extinction of States Conclusion Appendices Appendix 1 List of States and Territorial Entities Proximate to States Appendix 2 League Mandates and United Nations Trusteeships Appendix 3 The United Nations and Non-Self-Governing Territories 1946-2005 Appendix 4 Consideration by the International Law Commission of the Topic of Statehood (1996)

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James Crawford is the Whewell Professor of International Law at the University of Cambridge, where he is Chair of the Faculty of Law, 2003-06. He was formerly Director of the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law, 1995-2003. Before moving to Cambridge in 1992 he was a Member of the Australian Law Reform Commission; from 1992 he was a member of the International Law Commission, and was responsible in that capacity for the ILC's Draft Statute for an International Criminal Court (1994) and the ILC's Articles on State Responsibility (2001).


..[the] meticulous and detailed use of a vast array of situations is a significant strength of the book and will make it the first reference point for anyone practising or researching in this and related areas. The depth of understanding of each situation, the ability to see the various aspects of each situation and to apply them to various legal arguments is impressive. European Journal of International Law [review of the first edition] ..a work of high-quality scholarship..detailed, closely argued..shows an author in commansof his field. It is highly recommended for all international lawyers, international relations experts and others who have to deal with these situations. European Journal of International Law

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