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(p. 127) 5. Creation and Incidence of Statehood 

(p. 127) 5. Creation and Incidence of Statehood
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(p. 127) 5. Creation and Incidence of Statehood
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James Crawford

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10.1093/he/9780199699698.003.0005
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date: 12 November 2019

The state is a type of legal person recognized by international law. Yet, since there are other types of legal persons so recognized, the possession of legal personality is not in itself a sufficient mark of statehood. This chapter discusses the legal criteria of statehood, some issues of statehood, secession and self-determination, and identity and continuity of states.

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