The International Law of State Succession

The International Law of State Succession 202 Work in Progress / Travaux en cours The International Law of State Succession MATTHEW CRAVEN* State succession is an issue that only infrequently comes to the attention of inter- national lawyers, and when it does, it usually attracts remarks to the effect that it is ‘undeveloped’, ‘confused’, or ‘lacking in precision’. In some degree one follows from the other. It is apparent that State succession is an issue that only usually arises at transitional moments in international relations, and normally in quite distinctive circumstances. In the last century, for example, there were several discrete ‘eras’ in which succession became an issue: the post-war reconstructions of 1918 and 1945, the period of decolonisation in the 1950s and 1960s, and more latterly the ‘restructuring’ of the former Soviet bloc. Each of these periodic reconŽ gurations of the ‘world map’ had certain distinctive hallmarks (even if one might suggest that the prevalence of claims to self-determination was a constant) and the principles applied during one era did not necessarily translate too readily into the circumstances of another. One only has to pose the question: could the emergence of Czechoslo- vakia in 1918 be readily assimilated to that of Ghana in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Law FORUM du droit international (continued in International Community Law Review) Brill

The International Law of State Succession

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 2000 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1388-9036
eISSN
1571-8042
D.O.I.
10.1163/157180400322765018
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Abstract

202 Work in Progress / Travaux en cours The International Law of State Succession MATTHEW CRAVEN* State succession is an issue that only infrequently comes to the attention of inter- national lawyers, and when it does, it usually attracts remarks to the effect that it is ‘undeveloped’, ‘confused’, or ‘lacking in precision’. In some degree one follows from the other. It is apparent that State succession is an issue that only usually arises at transitional moments in international relations, and normally in quite distinctive circumstances. In the last century, for example, there were several discrete ‘eras’ in which succession became an issue: the post-war reconstructions of 1918 and 1945, the period of decolonisation in the 1950s and 1960s, and more latterly the ‘restructuring’ of the former Soviet bloc. Each of these periodic reconŽ gurations of the ‘world map’ had certain distinctive hallmarks (even if one might suggest that the prevalence of claims to self-determination was a constant) and the principles applied during one era did not necessarily translate too readily into the circumstances of another. One only has to pose the question: could the emergence of Czechoslo- vakia in 1918 be readily assimilated to that of Ghana in

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International Law FORUM du droit international (continued in International Community Law Review)Brill

Published: Jan 1, 2000

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