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Territorial Integrity

Malcolm Shaw

in Title to Territory in Africa

Published in print March 1986 | ISBN: 9780198253792
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681424 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198253792.003.0006
Territorial Integrity

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This chapter discusses the concept of territorial integrity, an important principle founded upon the concept of a sovereign and independent state. Together with the concept of non-intervention, territorial integrity is significant to the evolution of the principles associated with the maintenance of international peace and security. Territorial integrity also underlines the decentralized State-oriented character of the international political system and reflects the sovereign equality of States as legal principle. Included in the chapter as well are discussions on the nature of claims made against the territorial integrity of states. Chapter 5 also tackles the prevailing practices in the African States regarding irredentist and secessionist claims against independent states.

Keywords: territorial integrity; sovereign; independent state; claims; secessionist claims; independent states; states

Chapter.  17483 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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