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International Territorial AdministrationHow Trusteeship and the Civilizing Mission Never Went Away$
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Ralph Wilde

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199274321

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274321.001.0001

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Host Territories—Self-Determination Units

Host Territories—Self-Determination Units

(p.153) 5 Host Territories—Self-Determination Units
International Territorial Administration

Ralph Wilde (Contributor Webpage)

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This is the second of two chapters establishing the legal status of those territories where ITA projects have occurred, covering (mostly non-state) territories where the international legal right to self-determination was, in varying ways, determinative of this status. Before commencing the analysis on each territory, a review of the international law on self-determination and a consideration of the effect that the self-determination entitlement is regarded to have on territorial status is offered. This general legal framework is then applied to the question of the status of each territory: Mandated and Trust territories where the UN conducted consultations; West Irian in 1962-63; South West Africa/Namibia in 1967 and 1989-90; the Western Sahara from 1991; and East Timor between 1999 and 2002. The conclusion reached is that these territories were not ‘sovereign UN territories’ but rather non-state territories with distinct legal personality derived from their self-determination entitlement.

Keywords:   mandated territories, trust territories, colonies, West Irian, South West Africa, Namibia, Western Sahara, East Timor

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