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Self-Determination, Remedial Secession and International Law: The Artsakh Crisis in Comparative Perspective

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. Join The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law as internationally respected panelists bring their nuanced expertise to this conversation and assess what remedial secession might mean in Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh.

Thursday, April 29, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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The panel examines issues of external self-determination and remedial secession in the context of the recent Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh conflict. The goal is 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 State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Co-Coordinator for Global Criminal Justice Partnerships at the Public International Law and Policy Group

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


Sponsor(s): The Promise Institute for Human Rights, International & Comparative Law Program (ICLP) at UCLA School of Law, The Promie Armenian Institute at UCLA, UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, Mgrublian Center for Human Rights at Claremont McKenna College, Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, American Society of International Law,