Secession – the Last Resort for Minority Protection

  title={Secession – the Last Resort for Minority Protection},
  author={Bertus de Villiers},
‘Secession’ is a word that brings fear to nations. It reeks of conflict, violence and instability. It is also a measure of last resort. It sometimes brings hope to minorities that are in despair and who feel permanently excluded from policy making. This article looks at some of the faces of secession. It investigates how international law is vague on the one hand and pragmatic on the other hand when it comes to secession. It shows how, in recent times, secession has been endorsed by the… CONTINUE READING

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