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Who is a Legitimate Government in Exile? Towards Normative Criteria for Governmental Legitimacy in International Law

Stefan Talmon

in The Reality of International Law

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780198268376
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683510 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268376.003.0023
Who is a Legitimate Government in Exile? Towards Normative Criteria for Governmental Legitimacy in International Law

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This chapter examines the normative criteria for governmental legitimacy in international law, particularly with respect to the legitimacy of government in exile. It explains the predominant view in legal literature that a government in exile is the representative organ of the international legal person state and the depository of its sovereignty. It explains the criteria required in order for an authority in exile to qualify as a government in international law.

Keywords: exile government; international law; government legitimacy; sovereignty; legal person

Chapter.  20894 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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