International Law and Ungoverned Space

Author:Matthew Hoisington
Position:United Nations Office of Legal Affairs

Ungoverned spaces, strictly defined as "spaces not effectively governed by the state" exist all over the world, presenting particular difficulties to public international law, which is historically premised on sovereignty and state control. Examples of such spaces include cyberspace, south-central Somalia and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the Afghan-Pakistan border. These spaces... (see full summary)

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