self-determination

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self-determination

the right of a nation or people to determine its own form of government without influence from outside
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The speakers condemned Indian atrocities on Kashmiris who are demanding their birth right of self-determination.
The second development--which overlaps with the first--is the burgeoning recognition of the right of self-determination for Indigenous peoples at the level of international law, representing a significant shift in the way that right is conceptualised.
Indeed, among the bloodiest conflicts in recent years those related to the former Yugoslavia, and the application of the right of self-determination within it, emerge as the most prominent.
7) The right of self-determination currently is seen as applying to all peoples subject to oppression by subjugation, domination, or exploitation by others.
That does not necessarily mean, however, that the minority is being denied its right of self-determination separate and apart from the right of the population of the established state to choose the state's government.
So our on-going commitment to the right of self-determination is, in 1994, at odds with our commitment to social justice.
Addressing the participants of rally, the speakers said Paksitani nation stands with Kashmiris till their right of self-determination is practiced.
They said that Kashmiris were fight heard to achieve their fundamental right of self-determination and now their movement getting more speed.
December 3, 2012 (WASHINGTON) - The Republic of South Sudan has strongly defended its position on the status of Palestine in the United Nations, saying its vote in favor of the resolution was to support the right of self-determination of the Palestinians.
The right of self-determination is something that concerns people living under occupation, but this is not the case for Kurdistan, which has a special status in Iraq," said Alia Nusayaf, an MP with the Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc.
When negotiations resumed in July 1997 under the renamed IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development), Bashir felt constrained to sign IGADD's DOP since he had already conceded the right of self-determination in the Political Charter.