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Recognition of Governments in International Law: With Particular Reference to Governments in Exile

Stefan Talmon


This book studies the recognition of governments in international law. It is based on an analysis of the diplomatic practice of states as well as decisions by national and international courts. It explores the two central questions of the recognition of governments: what are the meanings of the term ‘recognition’ and its variants in international law such as de facto, de jure, and diplomatic recognition?; and what is the effect of such recognition on the legal status of foreign authorities, and in particular, of governments in exile? Along the lines of these questions the study is organized in ... More

Keywords: diplomatic practice, governments in exile, international courts, recognition, international law, foreign authorities, Angola, Kuwait, Haiti, treaties

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199248391
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248391.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefan Talmon, author
Stefan Talmon is a Research Assistant at the University of Tübingen