Research report 2014 - 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
The 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.

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