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None of the countries was recognized as the sole successor of Socialistic Yugoslavia. Each of the republics had to apply for a new membership. Arbitration Commission of the Peace Conference on Yugoslavia issued the following opinion (No. 9) on the state succession: [The Commission] ruled that it should be resolved by mutual agreement between the several ...


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There are two competing principles in international law. Nations have a right of self-determination. Nations have a right of territorial integrity. The obvious problem comes up when part of a nation declares itself a nation and wants to secede. If they are a People with a capital P within a multi-nation state, then self-determination may win. If they are ...


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