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State Practice and International Law in Relation to Unilateral Secession Report to Government of Canada concerning unilateral secession by Quebec

State Practice and International Law in
Relation to Unilateral Secession
Report to Government of Canada concerning unilateral secession by QuebecJames Crawford,
Whewell Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge
19 February 1997"..I have been retained by the Department of Justice of Canada to advise on certain issues of international law arising in the Reference by the Governor-in-Council concerning certain questions relating to the unilateral secession of Quebec from Canada. Specifically, I was asked to advise on modern state practice in respect of unilateral secession and the right of self-determination. This report summarises that practice. It is based on an extensive review of published sources, agreements and other documents to which reference is made below. I believe it to be a fair, full and accurate account of modern state practice in relation to these matters..."Table of ContentsSummaryPurpose and Structure of this Report (paragraphs 1-4)
I. International …