Statehood (international law)

The attributes of statehood under international law have traditionally been considered the following:  territory; population; recognition by other states.  See Ian Brownlie, Principles of Public International Law 83-85 (5th ed., Oxford, 1998); Hans Kelsen, Principles of International Law 206-207 (1952).  Previously the 'elements' of statehood required: (1) territory; (2) population; (3) government.  Georg Jellinek, General Theory of the State 250-258 (1900).

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