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Crimea Referendum Illegitimate says US Legal Scholar

Crimea’s secessionist referendum is one of many examples of a region or territory attempting to part from the country to which it belongs.  Experts say some secessionist movements have the backing of international law, but many do not.  An American legal scholar says Crimea’s referendum was illegitimate, and its annexation by Russia would be illegal. Around the world, there are many places where majority sentiment favors secession.  But most do not meet international legal...

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