30th April 2012
What is this event about?
Panels will explore both contemporary situations in which international disputes have given rise to questions of recognition of Statehood, governments and other entities, and situations, and new issues applicable horizontally in such contexts. Relevant differences between different types of recogntion will be sought. The role of international institutions and of normative factors will be considered.
Issues discussed will include European practice on recognition, the effect of collective non-recognition, and the legal effects of recognition. Speakers will address examples of state practice in relation to Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Kosovo, Palestine and Western Sahara, and there will be a panel devoted to the issue of recognition of governments and other entities in the light of recent (and developing) practice.
The conference will be of interest to academics, students and practitioners in the fields of international law, international relations, political science and diplomacy, civil liberties and human rights law.
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