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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Minority Protection System between World War I and World War II

Anna Meijknecht

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 August 2019

Minorities — Self-determination — World War I to World War II

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The principle of self-determination was included as one of the 14 points that President W Wilson had declared as the aims of the future peace settlements ( Fourteen Points of Wilson [1918] ; Peace Treaties ; Peace Treaties after World War I ). It was intended to guide the dissolution or partial dismemberment of the losing parties to World War I, ie the Ottoman Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the German Reich ( Dismemberment of States ; see also History of International Law, World War I to World War II ). After World War I, the establishment of a special...
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