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Part II Personality and recognition, 5 Creation and incidence of statehood

James Crawford SC, FBA

From: Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law (9th Edition)

James Crawford

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 June 2024

Statehood, legitimacy — Representation of states in international organizations — Sources, foundations and principles of international law — Secession — 3e376cf7-6596-4a66-aab4-bc941a0fc49b — Self-determination

The state is the central type of legal person recognized by international law. Yet, since there are other legal persons so recognized, the possession of legal personality is not in itself a sufficient mark of statehood. This chapter discusses the legal criteria of statehood, some issues of statehood, secession and self-determination, and identity and continuity of states.

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