The Autonomous Community of Catalonia and International Law

Gazzini, Tarcisio and Kolb, Robert (2021) The Autonomous Community of Catalonia and International Law. Swiss Review of International and European Law. pp. 1-21. ISSN 1019-0406

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The attempt by the Autonomous Community of Catalonia (hereinafter «Catalonia») to break away from Spain raises several interesting questions that go to the heart of international law, namely statehood, selfdetermination, territorial integrity, and recognition. This article demonstrates that Catalonia has no entitlement under international law to obtain independence. It has nonetheless the right to pursue its economic, social, and cultural policies, even beyond its borders and those of Spain, provided that the Spanish Constitution and the Statute of Autonomy are respected.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: self-determination,statehood,recognition
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > International Law
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2021 00:08
Last Modified: 18 May 2023 00:41


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