By Markku Suksi

This examine makes a speciality of territorial autonomy, that's frequently utilized in diversified conflict-resolution and minority occasions. 4 ordinary parts are pointed out at the foundation of the ancient instance of the Memel Territory and the so-called Memel case of the PCIJ; distribution of powers, participation via elections and referendums, govt energy of territorial autonomy, and diplomacy. those parts are used for a comparative research of the constitutional legislation that regulates the placement of six at the moment latest specific jurisdictions, the Åland Islands in Finalnd, Scotland in the uk, Puerto Rico within the u . s ., Hong Kong in China, Aceh in Indonesia and Zanzibar in Tanzania. the present sub-state entities tested may be prepared relating to Memel in a fashion that shows that Hong Kong and the Åland comply with the common territorial autonomy, whereas Puerto Rico and Aceh should still not likely be understood as territorial autonomies right. even as, the territorial autonomies should be distinctive from federally prepared sub-state entities.

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