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Self-Determination Claims

Volume 622: debated on Tuesday 13 February 2001

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will list all the regions in the world where a claim to self-determination exists. [HL502]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
(Baroness Scotland of Asthal)

Article I of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Article I of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights provide that all peoples have the right of self-determination. This right has been claimed in many instances around the world. There is no agreed list of such claims.