International Law, Western States, Third World States,and the Principles of Independent Economic Self-determination

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

International Law in practice appears to have worked against those principles that accord the people of a State the right to Economic Self-determination, such as Free Choice to Economic Development. The paper argues that the exercise of the rights to self-economic determination (in particular economic development freedom) has been hampered and has not been freely pursued in practice by poor developing countries due to hegemonic control, economic exploitation and domination by the ‘powers that be’ within the international system. The research attempts to examine those Principles of International Law that accord peoples of a State the right to free economic-development both in theory and practice; the research also intends to make insights into legal policy implications and prospects of International Law in this area. The research uses the well-being and liberal-economic legal theoretical approaches, interdisciplinary and critical-analytical perspective within the framework of international economic-law and development.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3
Number of pages35
JournalGroningen Journal of International Law (Grojil)
Volume7
Issue number2
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 24 Sep 2019

Fingerprint

self-determination
Third World
international law
economics
economic control
economic law
legal policy
international economics
international system
domination
exploitation
well-being
developing country

Keywords

  • International Law
  • Global Law
  • Principles of Economic Self-determination
  • Human Rights
  • Western States
  • Third World States
  • International (Economic) Law and Development

Cite this

@article{4979e07a519d4142bbebedb940ce635e,
title = "International Law, Western States, Third World States,and the Principles of Independent Economic Self-determination",
abstract = "International Law in practice appears to have worked against those principles that accord the people of a State the right to Economic Self-determination, such as Free Choice to Economic Development. The paper argues that the exercise of the rights to self-economic determination (in particular economic development freedom) has been hampered and has not been freely pursued in practice by poor developing countries due to hegemonic control, economic exploitation and domination by the ‘powers that be’ within the international system. The research attempts to examine those Principles of International Law that accord peoples of a State the right to free economic-development both in theory and practice; the research also intends to make insights into legal policy implications and prospects of International Law in this area. The research uses the well-being and liberal-economic legal theoretical approaches, interdisciplinary and critical-analytical perspective within the framework of international economic-law and development.",
keywords = "International Law, Global Law, Principles of Economic Self-determination, Human Rights, Western States, Third World States, International (Economic) Law and Development",
author = "Brian IKEJIAKU",
year = "2019",
month = "9",
day = "24",
language = "English",
volume = "7",
journal = "Groningen Journal of International Law (Grojil)",
issn = "2352-2674",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - International Law, Western States, Third World States,and the Principles of Independent Economic Self-determination

AU - IKEJIAKU, Brian

PY - 2019/9/24

Y1 - 2019/9/24

N2 - International Law in practice appears to have worked against those principles that accord the people of a State the right to Economic Self-determination, such as Free Choice to Economic Development. The paper argues that the exercise of the rights to self-economic determination (in particular economic development freedom) has been hampered and has not been freely pursued in practice by poor developing countries due to hegemonic control, economic exploitation and domination by the ‘powers that be’ within the international system. The research attempts to examine those Principles of International Law that accord peoples of a State the right to free economic-development both in theory and practice; the research also intends to make insights into legal policy implications and prospects of International Law in this area. The research uses the well-being and liberal-economic legal theoretical approaches, interdisciplinary and critical-analytical perspective within the framework of international economic-law and development.

AB - International Law in practice appears to have worked against those principles that accord the people of a State the right to Economic Self-determination, such as Free Choice to Economic Development. The paper argues that the exercise of the rights to self-economic determination (in particular economic development freedom) has been hampered and has not been freely pursued in practice by poor developing countries due to hegemonic control, economic exploitation and domination by the ‘powers that be’ within the international system. The research attempts to examine those Principles of International Law that accord peoples of a State the right to free economic-development both in theory and practice; the research also intends to make insights into legal policy implications and prospects of International Law in this area. The research uses the well-being and liberal-economic legal theoretical approaches, interdisciplinary and critical-analytical perspective within the framework of international economic-law and development.

KW - International Law

KW - Global Law

KW - Principles of Economic Self-determination

KW - Human Rights

KW - Western States

KW - Third World States

KW - International (Economic) Law and Development

M3 - Article

VL - 7

JO - Groningen Journal of International Law (Grojil)

JF - Groningen Journal of International Law (Grojil)

SN - 2352-2674

IS - 2

M1 - 3

ER -