Complementary Causes to Legitimize Secession

  • Pau Bossacoma Busquets
Part of the Federalism and Internal Conflicts book series (FEINCO)


Under Justice as multinational fairness, the more unjust the State treatment of minority nations is, the lower the requirements to secede ought to be. Injustices may thus work as complementary causes to reduce the requisites for secession as well as to limit legitimate reasons to impede secession. This moral approach to secession is, therefore, more gradual, nuanced and adaptable than others.

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  • Pau Bossacoma Busquets
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  1. 1.Department of LawUniversity Pompeu FabraBarcelona, CataloniaSpain

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