The Concept of Recognition of States in International Law

The concept of Recognition is closely related to the concept of Statehood. Before a State is recognized as a State, it should fulfill the essential attributes of Statehood as laid down in the Montevideo Conference[1]: Sovereignty Defined Territory Population Government Recognition is the process whereby certain facts are received and invested with legal statuses, suchContinue reading “The Concept of Recognition of States in International Law”

Fall of Former Yugoslavia and the Creation Of ICTY

For most of the 20th century, there existed a country – Yugoslavia – in the Eastern part of Europe. It was created after the amalgamation of the Kingdom of Serbia, Kingdom of Montenegro, and the territories of the Austria-Hungarian Empire in 1929. Yugoslavia was originally called the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes. In theContinue reading “Fall of Former Yugoslavia and the Creation Of ICTY”

The Burma Crisis

The Burma crisis is one of the biggest humanitarian crises of these times. The Rohingyas are a Muslim ethnic group mainly found in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. This minority has been subjected to persecution for decades. Since late 2017, lakhs of the Rohingya population have fled Burma’s Rakhine state to escape the military’s largeContinue reading “The Burma Crisis”

The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Yemen is facing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis today as a result of a civil war that began in 2015. In 2019, United Nations estimations revealed that the civil war has left about 80% of Yemen’s population, i.e., 24 million people, in need of humanitarian aid. As per the 2019 estimations, 20 million Yemenis areContinue reading “The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen”