Journal Article

‘A thoroughly bad and vicious solution’: humanitarianism, the World Court, and the modern origins of population transfer

Umut Özsu

in London Review of International Law

Volume 1, issue 1, pages 99-127
Published in print September 2013 | ISSN: 2050-6325
Published online August 2013 | e-ISSN: 2050-6333 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/lril/lrt007
‘A thoroughly bad and vicious solution’: humanitarianism, the World Court, and the modern origins of population transfer

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A powerful mechanism of legally formalised demographic engineering, the inter-war exchange of minorities between Greece and Turkey constitutes the locus classicus of population transfer in modern international law. This article provides a contextual discussion of the Permanent Court of International Justice’s attempt to fix the boundary between state power and international authority in Exchange of Greek and Turkish Populations.

Journal Article.  13827 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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