Paul Popa

 No 10, Issue 1        

 

 

 

Applying International Law on Frozen Conflicts. Case Study: Nagorno-Karabakh

 

Paul POPA

Pages 57-64

 

Abstract

 

Identity and the need for autonomy or independence are recurrent in international relations. Numerous times, the impossibility to achieve sovereignty leads to conflicts, many of them manifesting from time to time as a new political agenda. The conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh determined over time new political and legal positions on international arena, by evaluating the principles of international law regarding different dimensions of the conflict. This paper aims to answer some of the questions regarding frozen conflicts based on the claim of the right to self-determination and secession of residents, focusing on the frozen conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh and the application of international law.

Keywords:

self-determination, secessionism, frozen conflicts, international law

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