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Started by <k>, July 04, 2010, 08:27:17 PM
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Quote from: Figleaf on July 04, 2010, 09:50:40 PMFor a while, I thought that by "official" you meant something like "issued by or with the explicit permission of authorities actually in control in the territory in question, independent of the question of who is legally in charge", but after you said Cocos Keeling was official, I was confused. So what do you mean by "official"?Peter
Quote from: Zombivore on July 04, 2010, 10:07:12 PMGive me an example of a country or countries, recognised or unrecognised, with someone actually illegally in control?
Quote from: Figleaf on July 05, 2010, 01:38:16 AMYou probably mean that those in control usually bother to make themselves legal according to local law. However, I was thinking of international law. By that standard, several authorities mentioned above may be in control, but not in accordance with international law. Remember the "pacta sunt servanda" rule: international law takes precedence over local law.The issuers of the pieces of the Cocos-Keeling islands are neither de facto nor de jure in control of the islands.Peter