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  • But Israel holds title to the West Bank and Gaza by virtue of possession (uti possidetis).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » What’s Going on With Turkey

  • But Israel holds title to the West Bank and Gaza by virtue of possession uti possidetis.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » What’s Going on With Turkey

  • Ossetia and Abkahzia for full independence, it behooves us to ask at what point we begin to take Georgian sovereignty seriously; i.e., when ute possidetis begins to apply to the rebellious provinces vis-à-vis Georgia, as the larger sovereign entity, rather than to the USSR, which has been defunct for nearly two decades?

    What the Tagliavini Report Fails to Consider

  • In this way, two great principles were sanctioned by Bolivar: the principle of uti-possidetis and the principle of arbitration, which was proclaimed in America, for the first time, by Bolivar as president of Colombia.

    Simon Bolivar the Liberator

  • The insistence of the British agents upon the principle of _uti possidetis_ -- the state of possession at the close of the war -- again threatened to break off negotiations, for the Americans resolutely insisted on the _status quo ante bellum_, a restoration of all places taken during the war.

    Union and Democracy

  • Meantime, wholly in the dark as to the forces which were working in their favor, the American commissioners set to work upon a draft of a treaty which should be their answer to the British offer of peace on the basis of uti possidetis.

    Jefferson and His Colleagues; a chronicle of the Virginia dynasty

  • The British note stated their case in plain unvarnished fashion; it insisted on the status uti possidetis -- the possession of territory won by arms.

    Jefferson and His Colleagues; a chronicle of the Virginia dynasty

  • Then if this reasoning be true, why stipulate for the uti possidetis?

    Jefferson and His Colleagues; a chronicle of the Virginia dynasty

  • Paris for further discussions, with the general understanding that the principle of _uti possidetis_ should form their basis -- except as regards Hanover.

    The Life of Napoleon I (Volume 2 of 2)

  • He refused to budge from the standpoint of _uti possidetis_ which our envoy had stated as the basis of negotiations: and the Earl of Lauderdale, who was sent to support and finally to supersede the Earl of Yarmouth, at once took a firm tone which drew forth a truculent rejoinder.

    The Life of Napoleon I (Volume 2 of 2)

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