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Nadia Kornioti

Abstract

By drawing attention to a number of points from current debates in critical international legal scholarship, the present article discusses aspects at the intersection of Cypriot, Balkan and Middle Eastern history, through an innovative angle enriched with insights from a legal perspective. With the 1878 Congress of Berlin and the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923 at the epicentre, the article builds an argument in favour of revisiting the early period of British rule on the island, as a means to obtain an improved understanding of the constitutional framework for Cypriot independence and by extension, the complexity of international relations in the Eastern Mediterranean to this day.

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Keywords

Cyprus, public international law, legal history, sovereignty, Ottoman Empire, British Empire, Balkans, Middle East

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Section
Articles