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Diplomatic Recognition

Volume 711: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they use to determine whether to recognise a new or breakaway state. [HL3677]

The general criteria that we apply for recognition of an independent state remain as described in the Written Answer dated 16 November 1989 (Official Report, col. 494) by the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.