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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
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2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
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99 words

In international law, this is a generic term for methods by which a State may acquire title to territory through

acquisition of territory

acquisition of territory  

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‘No unanimity exists with regard to the modes of acquiring territory on the part of members of the international community’: I Oppenheim 678. However, most commentators have identified five methods ...
alluvion

alluvion  

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Law
N.Land imperceptibly gained from the sea or a river by the washing up of sand and soil so as to form firm ground. The title to such land is discussed in Blackstone's Commentaries Vol. 2 p. 261.
avulsion

avulsion  

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The rapid and easily perceived increase in a parcel of land due to natural occurrences such as the sudden change in a river's course (cf accretion), which does not affect ...
boundary

boundary  

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N.(in international law) An imaginary line that determines the territorial limits of a state. Such boundaries define the limitation of each state's effective jurisdiction. They are three-dimensional ...
boundary river

boundary river  

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‘Boundary rivers are those which separate different states from each other. If such a river is not navigable, the boundary line as a rule follows the mid-line of the river ...
Chamizal Case

Chamizal Case  

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(Mexico v. United States) (1911) 11 R.I.A.A. 316. The question submitted by the Convention of 24 June 1910 (211 C.T.S. 259) for arbitration by the joint Boundary Commission, reinforced by ...
loss of territory

loss of territory  

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‘To the five modes of acquiring sovereignty over territory correspond five modes of losing it—namely, cession, dereliction, operations of nature, subjugation, prescription. But there is a sixth mode ...
rule of the thalweg

rule of the thalweg  

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[from German: literally, valley line]The rule for determining the boundary line between two states that are separated by a navigable river containing a newly formed island. According to this rule, ...

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