The territorial Status of Nagorno-Karabakh

  • Heiko Krüger


The primary concern of this treatise is to shed further light on and analyse the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the legal arguments expressed in this context over recent years. Besides the involvement of the Republic of Armenia in the conflict and the war crimes which have obviously been committed, the territorial status, i.e. the territorial assignment of Nagorno-Karabakh, is the main point of contention. The legal dispute can essentially be reduced to the issue of whether Nagorno-Karabakh has effectively seceded from the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic or the Republic of Azerbaijan. If so, then no plausible legal arguments can be advanced to prevent the formation of an autonomous state. If not, then the region belongs to the Republic of Azerbaijan and is subject to its state control. The first chapter is dedicated to this very complex and politically highly explosive problem.


Territorial Integrity Territorial Status Autonomous Status Security Council Resolution Union Republic 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

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  • Heiko Krüger
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