The Legal Status of Crimea: Occupation, Conquest or Annexation?

Cover: 'Russia’s Annexation of Crimea: The Mills of International Law Grind Slowly but They Do Grind'

Cover: 'Russia’s Annexation of Crimea: The Mills of International Law Grind Slowly but They Do Grind'

Robin Geiß – 2015

In her speech at the Munich Security Conference in February 2015, Chancellor Angela Merkel unwaveringly said: “Europe’s borders are and will remain unalterable.” At the same time, however, most observers agree that Crimea will remain de facto under Russian control. Against this backdrop the article assesses the contemporary and possible future legal status of Crimea. Particular attention is given to the inseparability of the link between Russia’s unlawful use of force and the purported territorial status alteration of Crimea, the concept of remedial secession and Crimea’s current status as an occupied territory.

Titel
The Legal Status of Crimea: Occupation, Conquest or Annexation?
Verfasser
Verlag
Stockton Center for the Study of International Law
Ort
Stockton
Schlagwörter
Souveränität, Externe Akteure, Russland, Sicherheit, Teilprojekt C11
Datum
2015
Kennung
ISSN 2375-2831
Quelle/n
Erschienen in
International Law Studies, Vol. 91, 425-449.
Sprache
eng
Art
Text