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III Points of Substantive Law, Division B: State Sovereignty, Territory And Frontiers, Ch.II: Acquisition of Territory

From: The Law and Procedure of the International Court of Justice: Fifty Years of Jurisprudence Volume II

Hugh Thirlway

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 September 2023

International courts and tribunals, decisions — Territory, acquisition and transfer — Sovereignty — State succession, state property and contracts
Before examining the case-law of the Court arising out of territorial disputes, we may note that it has recently had occasion, in a different context, to state authoritatively one over-riding principle governing the acquisition of territory. In its advisory opinion on Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the Court referred to the General Assembly’s Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States’,34 and to ‘the principles as to the use of force...
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