National liberation movements : still a valid concept (with special reference to international humanitarian law) ?
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Oregon review of international law, Vol. 17, no 1, 2015, p.71-109 : tabl.
This article examines the contemporary relevance of the concept of national liberation movements. These movements constitute a category of armed nonstate actors that appeared predominantly in the decolonization period and relate to peoples’ self-determination. The article first discusses the interrelated notions of liberation movements, self-determination and peoples. It then considers the role of recognition and its effect for national liberation movements, as well as the inclusion of the concept in international humanitarian law. It concludes that it is difficult to envision a future for the category of national liberation movements.