self-determination

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self-de·ter·mi·na·tion

(sĕlf′dĭ-tûr′mə-nā′shən)
n.
1. Determination of one's own fate or course of action without compulsion; free will.
2. Freedom of the people of a given area to determine their own political status; independence.

self′-de·ter′mined (-tûr′mĭnd) adj.
self′-de·ter′min·ing (-tûr′mĭ-nĭng) adj. & n.

self-determination

n
1. the power or ability to make a decision for oneself without influence from outside
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the right of a nation or people to determine its own form of government without influence from outside
ˌself-deˈtermined adj
ˌself-deˈtermining adj

self′-determina′tion



n.
1. freedom to live as one chooses, or to act or decide without consulting others.
2. freedom of a people to determine the way in which they shall be governed and whether or not they shall be self-governed.
[1670–80]
self′-deter′mined, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-determination - government of a political unit by its own people
autonomy, liberty - immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
sovereignty - government free from external control
local option - freedom of a local government to determine by popular vote the applicability of a controversial law in their jurisdiction
home rule - self-government in local matters by a city or county that is part of a national government
2.self-determination - determination of one's own fate or course of action without compulsion
free will, discretion - the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies

self-determination

self-determination

noun
The capacity to manage one's own affairs, make one's own judgments, and provide for oneself:
Translations

self-determination

[ˌselfdɪˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃən] Nautodeterminación f

self-determination

[ˌsɛlfdɪˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃn] nautodeterminazione f
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Among the basic problems which the international community has to address are the right of self-determination of the people of the Kashmir', he added.
They also called upon the OIC and Muslim world to take concrete steps for realising the right of self-determination of the people of Held Kashmir.
Instead of giving them the right of self-determination, the Indian forces in the occupied Kashmir were using oppressive tactics and force against the innocent Kashmiris, they added.
Al-Hilu in his resignation letter said that Arman had ignored his demand to include the right of self-determination in the agenda of the peace talks with the Sudanese government brokered by the African Union.
CONTENTS I Introduction II Background A Australian Developments in Statutory Rights Protection B The Right of Self-Determination at International Law III A Normative Model of Indigenous Self-Determination IV Evaluating a Statutory Right of Self-Determination against the Normative Model A Committee Processes and the Constitutive Aspect of Indigenous Self-Determination B The Indigenous-State Relationship and State Control over a Statutory Right of Self-Determination V The Human Rights Project and the Juridification of Indigenous Self-Determination VI Conclusion
The Versailles Treaty of 1919, following World War I, was ostensibly based, among other principles, on national self-determination, though critics have charged that it did not fully pursue the right of self-determination to its ultimate logic.
The right of self-determination is frequently described as a necessary precondition and means to the realization of other human rights.
The more these rights are denied, the greater the denial may be of the collective right of self-determination that the population of a state as an entity is free to choose its own government, even by force.
Then why are both issues, charter reform and the right of self-determination, coming to the surface at the same time - and how do they relate to one another?
For the Left, our starting point remains our commitment to the right of self-determination and our further commitment to work for a successful transition to an independent Quebec, should that be the choice of the majority of Quebecers.
They demanded the right of self-determination for Kashmiris, appreciated their freedom struggle, expressed solidarity with them and urged international community to play its due role and fulfill its pledges made with Kashmiri people.
He said that the parliament of Pakistan was fully committed to peaceful resolution of the Kashmir Issue and has passed a number of resolutions against the atrocities of the Indian army in the occupied Kashmir and for the right of self-determination of the people of the held valley in accordance with UN resolutions.