International Law and the Post-Soviet Space I: Essays on Chechnya and the Baltic States (Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society) (Hardcover)

International Law and the Post-Soviet Space I: Essays on Chechnya and the Baltic States (Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society) By Thomas D. Grant, Stephen M. Schwebel (Foreword by) Cover Image
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The regions that once comprised the Soviet Union have been the scene of crises with serious implications for international law. Some of these, like the separatist conflict in Chechnya, date to the time of the dissolution of the USSR. Others, like Russia's forcible annexation of Crimea and intervention in Ukraine's Donbas, erupted years later. The seizure of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, which took place long before, would trouble Soviet-western relations for the Cold War's duration and gained new relevance when the Baltic States reemerged in the 1990s. The fate of Ukraine notwithstanding, the Budapest Memorandum of 1994 complicates future efforts at nuclear nonproliferation. Legal proceedings in connection with events in the post-Soviet space brought before the International Court of Justice and under investment treaties or the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea may be steps toward the resolution of recent crises--or tests of the resiliency of modern international law.

About the Author


Thomas D. Grant studied history and law at Harvard, Yale, and Cambridge. He has been an academic visitor at Heidelberg and Stanford and was a junior research fellow at Oxford. Since 2002, Grant has been a fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. He is the author of, among other books, Aggression against Ukraine (2015). Grant has published in a range of academic journals, including the American Journal of International Law, German Yearbook of International Law, and Polish Yearbook of International Law; is a contributing author of the Max-Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, and a founding editor of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement. He is the editor for recognition of states and state succession, among other topics, in the forthcoming tenth edition of Oppenheim's International Law. He acts as counsel, expert, and advisor before the International Court of Justice, investment tribunals, and national courts. Stephen M. Schwebel was, from 1997 to 2000, the president of the International Court of Justice at The Hague.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783838213019
ISBN-10: 3838213017
Publisher: Ibidem Press
Publication Date: April 30th, 2019
Pages: 440
Language: English
Series: Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society