Umut Özsu's Formalizing Displacement: International Law and Population PDF

By Umut Özsu

ISBN-10: 0198717431

ISBN-13: 9780198717430

Large-scale inhabitants transfers are immensely disruptive. curiously, even though, their criminal prestige has shifted significantly through the years. during this booklet, Umut Özsu situates inhabitants move in the broader heritage of overseas legislation through studying its emergence as a legally formalized mechanism of nation-building within the early 20th century. The book's vital concentration is the 1922-34 obligatory alternate of minorities among Greece and Turkey, a crucially
important endeavour whose criminal dimensions stay under-scrutinized. Drawing upon old sociology and monetary heritage as well as confident foreign legislations, the booklet interrogates acquired assumptions approximately foreign law's heritage by means of exploring the 'semi-peripheral' context during which legally
formalized inhabitants transfers got here to arise.

Supported by way of the League of countries, the 1922-34 inhabitants trade reconfigured the demographic composition of Greece and Turkey with the purpose of stabilizing a area that used to be seemed neither as eu nor as non-European. The scope and ambition of the venture was once dazzling: over 1000000 have been expelled from Turkey, and over 1 / 4 of 1000000 have been expelled from Greece. The e-book starts by way of assessing minority protection's improvement into an tool of intra-European governance
during the process the 19th and early 20th centuries. It then exhibits how inhabitants move emerged within the 1910s and Twenties as a thorough substitute to minority defense in Anatolia and the Balkans, focusing particularly at the 1922-3 convention of Lausanne, at which a peace settlement
formalizing the obligatory Greek-Turkish trade used to be concluded. ultimately, it analyses the everlasting court docket of foreign Justice's 1925 advisory opinion in alternate of Greek and Turkish Populations, contextualizing it within the wide-ranging debates relating humanitarianism and internationalism that pervaded a lot of the alternate process.

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