Research report 2015 - Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
The Crimea crisis and the reterritorialization of international conflicts
Peters, Anne; Marxsen, Christian
Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht
SummaryThe incorporation of Crimea into the Russian Federation calls for international legal research on three levels. First, the events need to be assessed in legal terms. Second, the cleavage in academia along the geopolitical camps invites reflection about the structure of scholarly argumentation in international law. Finally, the significance of the crisis for the evolution of the international legal order as a whole has to be analysed. The Crimea crisis might mark the end of strengthening and differentiation of the international legal order since the 1990s.