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Campbell, John R (2021) 'The limitations of international law at the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission and its implications for future conflict.' Journal of Eastern African Studies, 15 (4). pp. 604-623.

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Abstract

This paper examines the litigation strategies adopted by Eritrea and Ethiopia before the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission convened at The Permanent Commission of Arbitration at The Hague between 2001 and 2009. I pursue insights from the work of Laura Nader concerning how, through binding arbitration, the international community imposes its power on disputing parties as opposed to allowing their competing legal claims to be fairly decided. The claims examined by this paper concern who started the border war and that Ethiopia denationalized ‘Eritrean’ nationals and unlawfully deprived them of their property. I conclude that the PCA’s decisions on Eritrea and Ethiopia were flawed and that its deliberations need to be viewed in a much wider political context; furthermore its decisions contributed to further political instability in the Horn of Africa.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Anthropology & Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences
ISSN: 17531055
Copyright Statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript version of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Eastern African Studies published by Taylor & Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/17531055.2021.1989136 It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1080/17531055.2021.1989136
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2021 17:28
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/35654
Related URLs: https://www.tan ... /rjea20/current (Publisher URL)

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