A/70/955-S/2016/547 (Right of Peoples to Self-Determination)

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A/70/955-S/2016/547 (Right of Peoples to Self-Determination)

Authors: 
Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination; Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations
06/2016

This report is the Chair’s Summary of a colloquium on the theme of reconciling self-determination and territorial integrity, “Models of Self-Governance as Tools to Promote Peace and Stability in Europe,” which was held in Triesenberg, Liechtenstein, from March 20-22, 2016. The report conveys key points from the discussions among academics, experienced mediators and diplomats, aimed at considering new and innovative ways of thinking about self-determination that do not equate it with independence or secession, in particular, in the context of ongoing conflicts in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe area. The meeting was held in collaboration by Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University and the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations.

Keywords: 
Self-Determination; Self-Governance; Europe; OSCE; Territory; Peace; Stability