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VI. Effective Entities

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Most cases of successful secession or dissolution have occurred with the consent of the relevant central authorities (United Arab republic, Mali Federation, Malaysia-Singapore, Czechoslovakia, emen, Eritrea) or in the colonial context. Moving on to contemporary practice, it is difficult to deny that Somaliland constitutes an effective entity. After well over a decade and a half of effective independence, it is tempting to argue that this entity should now enjoy at least pre-state rights. Recognition is generally only seen as declaratory, that is to say, it reflects a status that already exists, rather than creating it. The Armenian armed action in Azerbaijan, which resulted in declared statehood for Nagorno-Karabakh, was expressly condemned by the Council, although not under the mandatory terms of Chapter VII of the Charter.

Keywords: Azerbaijan; Chapter VII; Nagorno-Karabakh; Somaliland



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