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After Kosovo: Legal issues of Autonomy and Secession in the Commonwealth of Independent States

Organisers: Christian Walter, Kavus Abushov, Antje v. Ungern-Sternberg

  • Introduction
    Christian Walter, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Part I: General Issues of Secession and Autonomy

  • Legality of Secession in International Law
    Georg Nolte, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Self-determination, Minorities and Indigenous peoples
    Joshua Castellino, Middlesex University
  • The Role of Recognition and Non-Recognition with regard to Secession
    Stefan Oeter, University of Hamburg
  • Secession and Use of Force
    Antonello Tancredi, University of Palermo
  • Recent developments: The Kosovo Advisory Opinion: What it says and what it does not say
    Christian Walter, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Part II: Case studies (Cross cutting presentations)

  • Secession in the CIS: Causes, Consequences and Emerging Principles
    Thomas Burri, University of Saint Gallen
  • The Principle of “uti possidetis juris”: How relevant is it for issues of Secession?
    Anne Peters, University of Basel

Part III: Comparative Studies

  • Kosovo
    James Summers, Lancaster University
  • Western Sahara
    Sven Simon, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
  • Eritrea
    Gregory Fox, Wayne State University, Detroit

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