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Governmental Illegitimacy in International Law

Brad Roth


International reaction to the 1991–4 Haitian crisis is only the most prominent in a series of events that suggest a norm of governmental illegitimacy is emerging to challenge more traditional notions of state sovereignty. This challenge has dramatic implications for two fundamental legal strictures: that against the use or threat of force against a state's political independence, and that against interference in matters ‘essentially’ within a state's domestic jurisdiction. Yet although human rights advocates have begun to speak of state sovereignty as an ‘anachronism’, with some expansively pr ... More

Keywords: Haitian crisis, governmental illegitimacy, state sovereignty, international law, United Nations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780199243013
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243013.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brad Roth, author
Wayne State University, Detroit