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Political Realities of Recognition of States Contrary to the Bindings of International Law

Kemal Gider

1 Oct 2020

“There are only very few branches of international law which are of greater, or more persistent, interest and significance for the law of nations than the question of Recognition of States. . . . Yet there is probably no other subject in the field of international relations in which law and politics appear to be more closely interwoven” writes Lauterpacht as the first sentence of his book on recognition of States in international law. This quote alone shows how the topic of recognition has many layers that affect the actions taken toward granting and withholding recognition. The issue of recognition of States has long been a topic of controversy among scholars of international law

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