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Title to Territory in Africa: International Legal Issues

Malcolm Shaw


Territorial issues have historically assumed a central role in international relations. Despite considerations relating to, for example, human rights and economic and social cooperation, the territorially based view of international law remains the fundamental model and is subscribed to by third world states. The acquisition of territory in Africa by the European powers in the nineteenth century involved the characterization of the status of the various African communities. They were accepted as holding title to their territory, but not apparently regarded as full subjects of international law ... More

Keywords: territorial issues, international relations, third world, Africa, international law, cession, colonization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1986 Print ISBN-13: 9780198253792
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198253792.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Malcolm Shaw, author