Yves Beigbeder, an international scholar, once asked, "If self-determination is an internationally recognized principle, why does it not apply to the people of West Iran, East Timor, Tibet, Kashmir and other territories, as it has been applied to other colonial territories?
"Self-Determination: An Affirmative Right Or Mere Rhetoric?,"
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 4
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