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Un panorama juridique sur le statut des Îles Éparses du Canal du Mozambique

Abstract : Considered geographically as mere scraps of emerged land scattered around the globe, islands are of great importance in the field of International Law of the Sea. Four of them – known as the Scattered Islands of the Mozambique Channel – are subject to highly politicized debate. The said debate concerns the dispute between Madagascar and France over sovereignty and public policy as to management of these islands. Going beyond these political debates, the legal aspect of the status of the Scattered Islands is interesting due to the circumstances regarding the decolonization process but also due to attempts in favour of conciliation following the claims of Madagascar in the aftermath of its independence. This paper seeks to define a legal analysis of the various contentions that may be evoked in the context of the dispute between France and Madagascar but also define the prospect of a way out of this dispute.
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Vonintsoa Rafaly. Un panorama juridique sur le statut des Îles Éparses du Canal du Mozambique. Revue juridique de l'Océan Indien, Association « Droit dans l’Océan Indien » (LexOI), 2020, pp.519-548. ⟨hal-03327619⟩

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