Self-determination and human rights : a study of the Kashmir issue

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Binte Hamid, Mohotaj (2012) Self-determination and human rights : a study of the Kashmir issue. PhD thesis, Victoria University.


Self-determination is commonly defined as peoples‘ free will to choose the course of their national life. The United Nation‘s (UN) Charter was adopted in 1945 to ensure the right to self-determination of all peoples as a means of maintaining international peace and security. Since then, the UN has established the right to self-determination for many non-selfgoverning peoples worldwide. Self-determination has come to be considered as a human right because of the importance of ensuring and upholding other human rights for all global citizens. Many international legal instruments have been developed to ensure the smooth implementation of this right. The decolonisation process, which started just after the adoption of the UN Charter, has also helped to develop many international legal instruments to address and resolve any crisis related to the right to self-determination.

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Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1801 Law
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Law
Keywords international law, decolonisation, treaties, Kashmir, India, Pakistan
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