Aidan Hehir : «Self-determination is legal under international law»
Feb 6, 2018 — «Self-determination is legal under international law – it’s hypocritical to argue otherwise for Catalonia»
«Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008. While Spain has not recognised Kosovo, 82% of EU states and 86% of NATO states have done so. That the US, UK, Germany, France and many others recognise the unilateral secession of Kosovo, but deny Catalans the same right, obviously has much more to do with alliances and power politics than any adherence to legal or theoretical principles. Spain’s membership of both the EU and NATO means that it is being treated differently, and this lays bare a selective approach to international law.»
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