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Self-Determination, Remedial Secession and International Law: The Artsakh Crisis in Comparative Perspective
Remedial secession, a process whereby a people can declare independence, is a nebulous concept in international law and there are many questions surrounding its practice.

When can a people declare independence?
What is remedial secession and when may it apply?
What lessons can Palestine, East Timor and Western Sahara teach us about the Artsakh crisis?

The panel will examine issues of external self-determination and remedial secession in the context of the recent Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh conflict. The goal would be to place the Artsakh issue in comparative perspective and survey the state of international law and practice at present on cases of remedial secession.

Panelists:
• John Dugard, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
• Sheila Paylan, public international lawyer specializing in international criminal law, humanitarian law and human rights
• Geoffrey Robinson, Professor of History at UCLA
• Milena Sterio, Charles R. Emrick Jr. - Calfee Halter & Griswold Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Co-Coordinator for Global Criminal Justice Partnerships at the Public International Law and Policy Group

Moderated by Aslı Bâli, Professor and Faculty Director, Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA Law

Co-sponsored by the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA Law, UCLA Promise Armenian Institute, UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, Mgrublian Center for Human Rights at Claremont McKenna College, Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organization, American Society of International Law, International & Comparative Law Program at UCLA Law

Apr 29, 2021 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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