The Treaty of Sevres as the legal basis for the Western Armenia’s territorial claims to Turkey

  • Olena Polivanova Kyiv University of Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5670-8900
  • Anna Abraamian of Kyiv University of Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Keywords: Armenian statehood, First Armenian Republic, Western Armenia, the Treaty of Sevres, unratified treaty, the Treaty of Lausanne

Abstract

This article contains the analysis on whether there are historical and legal grounds for Western Armenia to become a member of the United Nations relying on the Treaty of Sevres. For this, the author makes the research on historical circumstances in which the Treaty of Sevres – the Peace Treaty, negotiated by the Allied and Associated Powers on the one hand, and the Ottoman Empire – on the other, finally signed by them, never came into force. For the same reason, the article, referring to the Treaty of Sevres, provides arguments in respect of the legal obligations of the parties to the multilateral treaty, which was signed by the “High Contracting Parties”, but did not come into force in accordance with its provisions.

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How to Cite
Polivanova, O., & Abraamian, A. (1). The Treaty of Sevres as the legal basis for the Western Armenia’s territorial claims to Turkey . Law Review of Kyiv University of Law, (2), 216-225. https://doi.org/10.36695/2219-5521.2.2019.38
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The legal system of Ukraine and international law, comparative legal studies