Territorial Integrity

Territorial integrity is the principle under international law that nation-states should not attempt to promote secessionist movements or to promote border changes in other nation-states. Conversely it states that imposition by force of a border change is an act of aggression.

In recent years there has been tension between this principle and the concept of humanitarian intervention under Article 73.b of the United Nations Charter "to develop self-government, to take due account of the political aspirations of the peoples, and to assist them in the progressive development of their free political institutions, according to the particular circumstances of each territory and its peoples and their varying stages of advancement."

Read more about Territorial Integrity:  History of Territorial Integrity, Territorial Integrity in A Changing World

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Bosnianism - History
... promoted by Austria-Hungary as a mean to defend the territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina that was threatened by Croat and Serb irredentism ... government with the goal of preserving the territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina in opposition to plans to create an autonomous Croatia that held territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina ... Yugoslavia in 1945, Bosnia and Herzegovina was restored as a territorial entity and as one of the six constituent republics of the federal state of Yugoslavia ...
Micronation/Archive1 - Legitimacy
... The doctrine of territorial integrity does not effectively prohibit unilateral secession from established states in international law, per the relevant section from the text of the Final Act of the Conference on ... Territorial integrity of States The participating States will respect the territorial integrity of each of the participating States ... with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations against the territorial integrity, political independence or the unity of any participating State, and in ...
Simla Agreement - Text of The Agreement
... the countries to peaceful coexistence respect for each others territorial integrity and sovereignty and noninterference in each others internal affairs, on the basis of equality and mutual benefit ... (v) That they shall always respect each others national unity, territorial integrity, political independence and sovereign equality ... refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of each other ...
Territorial Integrity in A Changing World
... The recent (post-World War II) strict application of territorial integrity has given rise to a number of problems and, when faced with reality "on the ground", can be seen as too ... on 25 January 2001, argued for a more flexible approach to territorial integrity, in line with historical norms, saying, "Let us accept the fact that states have ... It has been argued that this could create a flexible application of concept of sovereignty and territorial integrity, easing the strict adherence and taking into account the de facto status of the ...
2008 Abu Kamal Raid - Aftermath - International Reactions
... deed that harms other countries' sovereignty and territorial integrity." India expressed disapproval of the raid, stating that actions resulting in the deaths of civilians are ... and called for restraint and respect for the territorial integrity of states ... the US unilateral military attack and said that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of nations must always be absolutely respected ...

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