The Problem of State Succession and the Identity of States under International Law

  title={The Problem of State Succession and the Identity of States under International Law},
  author={Matthew Craven},
  journal={European Journal of International Law},
  • M. Craven
  • Published 1998
  • Sociology
  • European Journal of International Law
Although in recent years the issue of state succession has once again assumed a prominence in international legal practice, there remains considerable doubt and confusion as to the content and application of relevant rules and principles. The problem, it is argued, is not so much the lack of state practice, but a failure to appreciate fully the conceptual problems that underlie the construction of doctrine. In an attempt to clarify matters, this article reflects upon two categories of problems… Expand
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