Annexation of Crimea

  title={Annexation of Crimea},
  author={Thomas D. Grant},
  journal={American Journal of International Law},
  pages={68 - 95}
  • T. Grant
  • Published 1 January 2015
  • Law
  • American Journal of International Law
The Russian Federation, by a municipal law act dated March 21, 2014, annexed Crimea, an area of Ukraine. This act followed armed intervention by forces of the Russian Federation, a referendum, and a declaration of independence in Crimea. Outside the context of decolonization, few claims of annexation following the use of force have been made during the United Nations era; this is the first by a permanent member of the Security Council against a United Nations member. The present article… 

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