An Evolution in the Concept of International Recognition of States: an Emphasis on the Recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia

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Lawyers introduce some criterions for states recognition in international relations. But these criterions are not only incomplete, but also have changed over time. So, this concept has not had a stable law base. This weakness has been very noticeable after the cold war specially in the recognition of Kosovo by US and South Osetia and Ufgasia by Russia. The concept of recognition is in close relation to the concept of sovereignty. So, changes in the concept of the sovereignty have caused changes in the concept and criterions of the recognitions.


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