The right of all peoples to self-determination has been one of the most vigorously promoted and widely accepted contemporary norms of international law. There is no clear consensus, however, as to what the meaning and content of that right is, and it has gained the distinction of "being one of the most confused expressions in the lexicon of international relations.
Hill, Mitchell A.
"What The Principle Of Self-Determination Means Today,"
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 1
, Article 6.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/ilsajournal/vol1/iss1/6