SELF DETERMINATION IN AFRICA: A CASE STUDY OF SOMALILAND
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This study explores the reasons behind the non recognition of Somaliland. It investigates ihc obstacles that prevent the international community to grant Somaliland an official recognition. The study assumes that most of these obstacles are political more than legal. However, the political factors are mixed with legal arguments. The study will be conducted with a specific reference to the principles of self determination and territorial integrity within the African continent. The study investigates die rationale for the nonrecognition/ recognition of Somaliland. It also questions whether territorial integrity is relevant in the context of failed states. It also analyses the critical question of whether territorial integrity can be relevant in the case of failed states such as Somalia. It also critically analyses the policy of the African Union and the international community in the management of self determination in specific countries. This is contrasted with their policy in Somaliland.
University of Nairobi