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Prof. John Dugard

Mr. John Dugard
Professor of International Law
Department of Public Law
Faculty of Law, Leiden University

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State Secession
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(20/7/2012, 47 minutes)
State Secession
A. Legal Instruments
Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States, Montevideo, 26 December 1933, League of Nations Treaty Series, vol. 165, pp. 20-43.

Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960 (Declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples)

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, New York, 16 December 1966.

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 993, p. 3.

Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, General Assembly resolution 2625 (XXV) of 24 October 1970, annex.

B. Jurisprudence

International Court of Justice, Legal Consequences for States of the Continued Presence of South Africa in Namibia (South West Africa) notwithstanding Security Council Resolution 276 (1970), Advisory Opinion of 21 June 1971, I.C.J. Reports 1971, p. 16.

International Court of Justice, Western Sahara, Advisory Opinion of 16 October 1975, I.C.J. Reports 1975, p. 12.

International Court of Justice, Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Advisory Opinion of 9 July 2004, I.C.J. Reports 2004, p. 136.

International Court of Justice, Accordance with International Law of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence in Respect of Kosovo, Advisory Opinion of 22 July 2010, I.C.J. Reports 2010, p. 403.

Supreme Court of Canada, Reference re Secession of Quebec, [1998] 2 S.C.R. 217.

C. Documents