Advocates for Kosova Independence (AKI)

General Analysis and Literature Dealing with Self-Determination
Intermediate Sovereignty Project


Self Determination in Focus (FPIF)
Analysis of self-determination issues by Foreign Policy in Focus


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Aslam, Abid and Jim Lobe
Bush-Cheney Energy Plan Could Aggravate Ethnic Conflicts, Online FPIF
Commentary (July, 2001)

Graham, Lorie M.
Self-determination For Indigenous Peoples After Kosovo: Translating
Self-determination "Into Practice" And "Into Peace", 6 ILSA J. Int'l & Comp.
L. 455 (2000) 

Strobe Talbott, 
Self-Determination in an Interdependent World Dept. of State Foreign Policy
Online (March 2000)

Suksi, Markku 
Constitutional Options for Self-determination: What Works?  (December 1999)

Brown-John, C. Lloyd
Self-determination, Autonomy and State Secession in Federal Constitutional
and International Law, 40 S. Tex. L. Rev. 567 (1999)

Roman, Ediberto
Reconstructing Self-determination: the Role of Critical Theory in the
Positivist International Law Paradigm, 53 U. Miami L. Rev. 943 (1999).

Oloka-Onyango, J.
Heretical Reflections on the Right to Self-determination:prospects and
Problems for a Democratic Global Future in the New Millennium, 15 Am. U.
Int'l L. Rev. 151 (1999)

Kelly, Michael J.
Political Downsizing: the Re-emergence of Self-determination, and the
Movement Toward Smaller, Ethnically Homogenous States, 47 Drake L. Rev. 209 (1999) 

Sellers, M.N.S.
Separatism and the Democratic Entitlement in International Law, 92 Am. Soc'y
Int'l L. Proc. 116 (1998)

American Society of International Law Proceedings
Political Subdivisions as Non-state Actors,92 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Proc. 342

Orentlicher, Diane F.
Separation Anxiety: International Responses to Ethno-separatist Claims, 23
Yale J. Int'l L. 1 (1998).

Thoman, Roy E.,
The New World Order: Sovereignty, Human Rights, and the Self- Determination
of Peoples, 16 Wis. Int'l L.J. 271 (1997)

Moris, Halim,
Self-determination: an Affirmative Right or Mere Rhetoric? 4 Ilsa J. Int'l &
Comp. L. 201 (Fall 1997)

Visek, Richard C.,
Creating the Ethnic Electorate Through Legal Restorationism: Citizenship
Rights in Estonia, 38 Harv. Int'l L.J. 315 (Spring 1997)

Balz, Suzan Dionne,
Essay a Country Within a Country: Redrawing Borders on the Post-colonial
Sovereign State, 2 Mich. J. Race & L. 537 (Spring 1997)

Between Diversity and Disorder: a Review of Jorri C. Duursma, Fragmentation
and the International Relations of Micro-states: Self- Determination and
Statehood, 12 Am. U. J. Int'l L. & Pol'y 629 (1997)

Taylor, Celia R. 
A Modest Proposal: Statehood and Sovereignty in a Global Age, 18 U. Pa. J.
Int'l Econ. L. 745 (1997).

United Nations Peacekeeping in Collapsed States, 5 J. Int'l L. & Prac. 273
Journal of International Law and Practice (Summer 1996)

Simpson, Gerry J.,
The Diffusion of Sovereignty: Self-determination in the Postcolonial Age, 32
Stan. J. Int'l L. 255 Stanford Journal of International Law (Summer 1996)

Greene, Kate
Are International Institutions Doing Their Job? International Responses to
Secessionist Conflicts, 90 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Proc. 296 (1996).

Perez, Antonio F.,
On the Way to the Forum: the Reconstruction of Article 2(7) and Rise of
Federalism under the United Nations Charter, 31 Tex. Int'l L.J. 353 (Summer 1996) 

Sellers, Mortimer,
Republican Principles in International Law, 11 Conn. J. Int'l L. 403 (Spring 1996) 

Wilson, Jerome,
Ethnic Groups and the Right to Self-determination, 11 Conn. J. Int'l L. 433
(Spring 1996) 

Greene, Kate,
Are International Institutions Doing Their Job? International Responses to
Secessionist Conflicts, 90 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Proc. 296 (March 27-30, 1996)

Weisburd, A. Mark,
The Emptiness of the Concept of Jus Cogens, as Illustrated by the War in
Bosnia-Herzegovina, 17 Mich. J. Int'l L. 1 (1995)

Higgins, Rosalyn,
International Law as a Process Problems and Process: International Law and
How We Use It. 93 Mich. L. Rev. 1828 (1995)

Fox, Gregory H.,
Self-determination in the Post-cold War Era: a New Internal Focus?,16 Mich.
J. Int'l L. 733 (Spring, 1995)

Wilner, Richard,
Nationalist Movements and the Middle East Peace Process: Exercises in
Self-determination, 1 U.C. Davis J. Int'l L. & Pol'y 297 (Spring 1995)

Lothian, Tamara,
The Criticism of the Third-world Debt and the Revision of Legal Doctrine 13
Wis. Int'l L.J. 421 (Spring 1995)

Wiebe, Virgil,
Note the Prevention of Civil War Through the Use of the Human Rights System,
27 N.Y.U.J. Int'l L. & Pol. 409 (Winter 1995)

Schweisfurth, Theodor
the Constitution of Russia: Institutional Safeguards for Preserving the
Federation, St. Louis-Warsaw Transatlantic L.J. 193 (1995)

Kirgis, Jr., Frederic L.
The Degrees of Self-determination in the United Nations Era, 88 Am. J. Int'l
L. 304 (1994). 

Kolodner, Eric 
Population Transfer: the Effects of Settler Infusion Policies on a Host
Population's Right to Self-determination , 27 N.Y.U. J. Int'l L. & Pol. 159 (Fall, 1994) 

Kolodner, Eric 
The Future of The Right to Self-determination, 10 Conn. J. Int'l L. 153 (1994). 

Schembari, John 
the Rise of Nationalism and the Breakup of States, 88 Am. Soc'y Int'l L.
Proc. 33 (April 6-9, 1994)

Blay, Sam
Self-determination: a Reassessment in the Post-communist Era, 22 Denv. J.
Int'l L. & Pol'y 275 (Spring 1994)

Hannum, Hurst,
Rethinking Self-determination, 34 Va. J. Int'l L. 1 (Fall 1993)
Saxer, Urs W.

The Transformation of the Soviet Union: from a Socialist Federation to a
Commonwealth of Independent States, 14 Loy. L.a. Int'l & Comp. L.j. 581
(July 1992) 

Franck, Thomas M.,
The Emerging Right to Democratic Governance, 86 Am. J. Int'l L. 46 (January

Stoelting, David,
The Challenge of Un-monitored Elections in Independent Nations, 28 Stan. J.
Int'l L. 371 (Spring 1992)

Laing, Edward A.,
The Norm of Self-determination, 1941-1991, 22 Cal. W. Int'l L.j. 209

Falkowski, James E.,
Secessionary Self-determination: a Jeffersonian Perspective, 9 B.u. Int'l
L.j. 209 (Fall 1991)

Nafziger, James A.R.,
The Use of Force in the Post-cold War Era Self-determination and
Humanitarian Intervention in a Community of Power, 20 Denv. J. Int'l L. & Pol'y 9 
(Fall 1991)

Ryan, Kevin,
The Use of Force in the Post-cold War Era Rights, Intervention, and
Self-determination, 20 Denv. J. Int'l L. & Pol'y 55 (Fall 1991)

Van Der Vyver, Johan D.,
Article Sovereignty and Human Rights in Constitutional and International
Law, 5 Emory Int'l L. Rev. 321 (Fall 1991)

Chen, Lung-chu,
Symposium Self-determination and World Public Order, 66 Notre Dame L. Rev.
1287 (1991) 

Eide, Asbjorn,
Symposium Minority Situations: in Search of Peaceful and Constructive
Solutions, 66 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1311 (1991)

Taking Reichs Seriously: German Unification and the Law of State Succession,
104 Harv. L. Rev. 588 (December 1990)

Seymour, Philip A., USMC,
Terrorism the Legitimacy of Peacetime Reprisal as a Tool Against
State-sponsored Terrorism Major, 39 Naval L. Rev. 221 (1990)

Hargrove, John Lawrence,
Foreign Policy, Law and Administrations in Transition, 83 Am. Soc'y Int'l L.
Proc. 295 (April 5-8, 1989)

Graubart, Jonathan,
What's New: a Progressive Framework for Evaluating the International Debate
over the News,77 Calif. L. Rev. 629 (March 1989)


American Branch of the International Law Association 
Independence Movements and Secession
Link collection by  
HOMELANDS Autonomy, Secession, Independence and Nationalist Movements 
Minorities at Risk Project,Center for International Development and Conflict
Management, University of Maryland
Armed Self-Determination Conflicts in 2000: Mobilization, War, Negotiation,
and Settlement, (May, 2000)
Separatist and Independence Movements 
Princeton University Liechtenstein Institute on Self- Determination 
Liberty4all: Independence & Union Movements
High School student collection of links

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