Annual Survey of International & Comparative Law


This note examines first, the conditions that give rise to secession; next, the old and new normative framework and constitutional law and the attitude of states to secession; arguments for and against secession and new trends on the issue of secession; and the practical significance of the provision of the right of secession in the constitutions of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (hereinafter U.S.S.R.), and the provision of the right to secession in the Constitution of the Ukrainian Republic (hereinafter U.R.).