The right to self-determination of peoples, alongside the equality of nations, large and small, has been recognized as a basic norm of international law.
Vyver, Johan D. van der
"The Right To Self-Determination And Its Enforcement,"
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 10
, Article 14.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/ilsajournal/vol10/iss2/14