Transition from Illegal Regimes under International Law

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Cambridge University Press, May 19, 2011 - Law
YaŽl Ronen analyses the international legal ramifications of illegal territorial regimes, namely the illegal annexation of territory or illegal declarations of independence, by reference to the stage of transition from an illegal territorial regime to a lawful one. Six case studies (Namibia, Zimbabwe, the Baltic States, the South African Bantustans, East Timor and northern Cyprus) are used to explore the tension between the invalidity of the illegal regime's acts and their effectiveness, with respect to the international relations of such territories, their domestic legal systems, the status of settlers and land transfers. Relying heavily on primary and previously unconsidered sources, she focuses on the international legal constraints on the post-transition regime's policy, particularly in the context of international human rights law.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 The case studies
16
3 The obligation of nonrecognition
71
4 The effect of transition on treaty relations of the territory
103
5 The effect of transition on the domestic law of the territory
159
6 The effect of transition on settlers implanted by illegal regimes
186
7 The effect of transition on land titles
246
Nonrecognition and transition
312
Selected bibliography
321
Index
345
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YaŽl Ronen is a faculty member at Sha'arei Mishpat Law College, Israel, and a former diplomat in the Israeli Foreign Service. Her areas of expertise are statehood and territorial status, international human rights law, humanitarian law and international criminal law. She is also editor of the Israel Law Review.

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