Liberation Struggles in International Law

Christopher O. Quaye
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HC: $91.50
EAN: 978-0-87722-712-0
Publication: Jan 91

358 pages


An investigation of self-determination, secession, rebellion, the use of force, and terrorism in national liberation movements

Description

Prodigiously researched, this book presents a thorough study of one of the most fascinating international phenomena—the national liberation movements. Christopher O. Quaye investigates various aspects of these movements, including their relationship to self-determination, secession, rebellion, the use of force, and terrorism. He skillfully combines the separate disciplines of jurisprudence, international politics, and international law to examine the significance of the role played by international law and the United Nations in legitimizing certain categories of liberation struggles.

Unlike many other books written on this subject, Liberation Struggles in International Law does not limit itself to anti-colonial cases, but also devotes considerable attention to non-colonial liberation movements, and to self-determination in a broad sense—the struggle against oppressive governments.

About the Author(s)

Christopher O. Quaye, a legal scholar from Ghana, recently completed his dissertation at Harvard Law School.