Part II Personality and Recognition, 5 Creation and Incidence of Statehood
James R Crawford
- Statehood, legitimacy — Sovereignty — Secession — States, formation, continuity, extinction
The state is a type of legal person recognized by international law. Yet, since there are other types of 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.