Chapter 6 was concerned with the international system for human rights. This chapter addresses one particular human right—that of self-determination. Why, of all the rights, should self-determination merit a separate chapter? There are, after all, other rights of the most profound importance—freedom from torture, for example. The reason that self-determination is the subject of a separate chapter is because it is difficult, extraordinarily intertwined with other norms of international law, controversial, topical, and well illustrates the complexities of the...
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