The right to internal self-determination in peacebuilding processes: a reinterpretation of the concept of local ownership from a legal perspective

Demir, Ebru (2017) The right to internal self-determination in peacebuilding processes: a reinterpretation of the concept of local ownership from a legal perspective. Age of Human Rights, 8. pp. 18-48. ISSN 2340-9592

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Abstract

The right to internal self-determination offers a legal ‘checklist’ for the UN to provide both legitimacy and sustainability to peacebuilding processes. The right both clarifies the actors of postconflict reconstruction and also concretises to what extent these actors should be incorporated into peacebuilding processes. Although the concept of local ownership has become an often-cited concept in peacebuilding literature, the legal ground of the concept (i.e. the right to internal self-determination) has been disregarded. This paper aims to reveal the legal aspect of the concept of local ownership and thus, attaches the right to internal self-determination with local ownership.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law > KZ Law of Nations > KZ5510 International law of peace and peace enforcement
Depositing User: Ebru Demir
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 08:28
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 13:53
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/68670

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