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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]


Andriy Y Melnyk

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 31 May 2023

States, independence — Recognition of states — Sovereignty — Territory, title — Territory, acquisition and transfer — Armed conflict — Aggression

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 In terms of international law Nagorny-Karabakh is part of the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan currently under effective control of the ‘Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’ (‘NKR’), an unrecognized de facto self-governing State-like entity. The legal status of Nagorny-Karabakh is contested by the Republic of Armenia and is the subject of Armenian-Azerbaijani negotiations under the auspices of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Historically and geographically Nagorny-Karabakh mainly concurs with the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast...
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