Post Tagged with: "self-determination"

Self-Determination as Resistance: Sahrawi and Palestinian Struggle for the UN

Self-Determination as Resistance: Sahrawi and Palestinian Struggle for the UN

Officials and activists interviewed from both Palestine and Western Sahara affirm that despite their commitment to diplomacy, self-determination is non-negotiable.

Revisiting the United Nations and the Micro-State Problem

Revisiting the United Nations and the Micro-State Problem

The micro-state problem emerged in the late 1960s as many newly independent; decolonised micro-states applied to join the UN in order to confirm their sovereign status.

Sustaining Peace and Internal Self-Determination in the UN Perspective

Sustaining Peace and Internal Self-Determination in the UN Perspective

Peace agreement’s hybrid self-determination component demonstrate how international and local actors can impact the establishment post-conflict environment domestically.

Alternative Approaches to Self-Determination Applied to the Cyprus Conflict

Alternative Approaches to Self-Determination Applied to the Cyprus Conflict

The UN paradigm has a number of shortcomings and is therefore inadequate to answer modern claims involving self-determination, such as the Cyprus conflict.

The UN as Both Foe and Friend to Indigenous Peoples and Self-Determination

The UN as Both Foe and Friend to Indigenous Peoples and Self-Determination

The UN, created to uphold the sovereignty of states, has become a vehicle for Indigenous peoples to organise in favour of their rights.

Self-Determination as a Process: The United Nations in South Sudan

Self-Determination as a Process: The United Nations in South Sudan

In South Sudan, self-determination was ensured only to have it violated by external powers. These interferences did not help end the conflict; rather they made it worse.

The United Nations and Self-Determination in the Case of East Timor

The United Nations and Self-Determination in the Case of East Timor

In the case of East Timor, one can argue that the UN was definitely not a friend to the people of East Timor even without the right to self-determination in the equation.

The Precarious History of the UN towards Self-Determination

The Precarious History of the UN towards Self-Determination

Moving beyond the existing UN paradigm might bring forward better and sustainable solutions for some of the world’s longest-lasting conflicts.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Indigenous Perspectives and the Buffalo Treaty

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Indigenous Perspectives and the Buffalo Treaty

Developments within IR highlight the struggle of Indigenous peoples to maintain their place-based existence so that their lands, cultures, communities and relationships will flourish for generations to come.

Review – Debating Humanitarian Intervention: Should We Try to Save Strangers?

Review – Debating Humanitarian Intervention: Should We Try to Save Strangers?

The authors tackle the ethical issues surrounding humanitarian intervention and the principles of sovereignty and non-intervention – from two competing standpoints.

The United Nations flag waves at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 10, 2014. Yokota AB is one of the United Nation Command bases, under the UNC-Japan Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) Decrees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo/Released)

Call for Papers – The UN: Friend or Foe of Self-Determination?

We are opening up an invitation for contributing authors for an exciting new open access book on the UN and Self-Determination.

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