Event Name Reflections on the application of the principle of Inviolability of African Boundaries and the rise of secessionist flags in Africa
Start Date 25th Oct 2017 4:00pm
End Date 25th Oct 2017 5:30pm
Duration 1 hour and 30 minutes

The presentation considers the importance of the principle of inviolability of colonially-inherited boundaries in Africa, and shows that its application has weak doctrinal foundations. While this principle has been successfully used to wade off territorial and boundary conflicts since 1964, it has also criminalized territorial changes that could occur as a result of the self-determination of peoples.