Western Sahara and the United Nations Norms on Self-Determination and Aggression

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[pdf_attachment file=”1″ name=”Western Sahara and the United Nations Norms on Self-Determination and Aggression  Roger S. Clark* “] This paper looks at various case studies on self determination and the norms that are in place regarding it and looks at how they would play a role in western Sahara which is known to be a common topic […]

SECESSION, RECOGNITION & THE INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF STATEHOOD

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[pdf_attachment file=”1″ name=”SECESSION, RECOGNITION & THE INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF STATEHOOD “] Secessionist regimes universally seek other States’ formal recognition. Indeed, a ‘critical mass’ of external recognition must be achieved before any secessionist actor is considered a full member of international society. Yet Statesmen often disagree about what distinguishes a legitimate from an illegitimate claim to sovereign […]

MONTEVIDEO CONVENTION ON RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF STATES

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  [pdf_attachment file=”1″ name=”MONTEVIDEO CONVENTION”] This treaty was signed at the International Conference of American States in Montevideo, Uruguay on December 26, 1933. It entered into force on December 26, 1934. The treaty discusses the definition and rights of statehood and is generally refereed to by delegates when discussing questions of state cession and of self determination. Therefore it […]

Vienna Convention on Succession of States in respect of Treaties

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[pdf_attachment file=”1″ name=”Vienna Convention on Succession of States in respect of Treaties”] When states secede, the question arises as to what happens to all the treaties and conventions that it has signed and also to all the pledges and commitments the parent state has made, and one of the more prominent documents that outline the […]

Correlation between Education, Poverty and Terrorism

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[pdf_attachment file=”1″ name=”click here to view the document”] Terrorism is caused by many factors and when looking at the various root causes of the rise of terrorism, it is common to point out the lack of education and poverty as reasons. This document reviews if there is a correlation between poverty, education standards and the […]

Freedom House & Freedom On The Net Report

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[pdf_attachment file=”1″ name=”click here to view the FONT report”] The Freedom on the Net reports provide analytical reports and numerical ratings regarding the state of Internet freedom for countries worldwide. The countries surveyed represent a sample with a broad range of geographical diversity and levels of economic development, as well as varying levels of political and […]

Aid Transparency Index

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[pdf_attachment file=”1″ name=”Aid Transparency Index 2016″] Aid transparency helps in three ways. It gives government officials better information to help them allocate resources. It gives civil society better information so they may hold government to account. And it helps people everywhere who care about development to share and learn from their experiences. This report looks […]

Transparency International & the Corruption Perceptions Index

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Transparency International is an organization that monitors he levels of corruption an transparency in governments.Based on expert opinion, the Corruption Perceptions Index measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption worldwide. The report (CPI) is published every year and could be used by delegates as a reference point on understanding their nations transparency and also […]