Importance Of Self Determination

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THE RIGHT OF SELF DETERMINATION I. Introduction The right of self determination, which emerged after the World War I, was on the agenda of the countries. Purpose of this right the exploited communities would gain independence. Then, following the United Nations ' regulations on this issue during World War II, this right has become a part of international law. In our age the right of self determination includes not only countries with colonial past, but all peoples, and is regarded as a human right. This article mentions the historical development of this right, the use of it in the countries and the consequences of this. There are lots of studies about the right of self determination and distinct opinions have been raised, but discussions, about the use of this right, have not been concluded yet. The right of self determination is not clearly defined and bounded. II. Definition of The Right of Self Determination Self-determination is applied in a limited way to the international area. Therefore, there is no consensus between the states on the content. The reason of that it is the fear of the disintegration of the states or the revolution of the governments. Defining of this concept is not uncomplicated but definitions made in this regard can be mentioned. “Self-determination is defined as the freedom of the people of a given territory to determine their own political status or independence from their current state. In other words, it is the right of the people
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