Legal personality and the creation of states

Susan Breau

in Q & A Revision Guide International Law 2013 and 2014

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199661961
Published online October 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191764295 | DOI:

Series: Law Questions & Answers

Legal personality and the creation of states

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The Q&A series offer the best preparation for tackling exam questions. Each book includes typical questions, bullet-pointed answer plans and suggested answers, author commentary and illustrative diagrams and flowcharts. This chapter presents sample exam questions about the principle of legal personality in the international legal system and how a state is defined and recognized within international law. The questions deal with issues such as the various entities which might possess rights, duties, and powers within the international legal system; the classic legal formula for creation of a state and the debate as to whether self-determination should be an additional criterion; theories of recognition in international law; and state secession.

Keywords: international legal system; self-determination; recognition; state secession; international legal system; legal formula; duties

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Subjects: International Law ; Study and Revision

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