This book, the collected papers of the historic FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION & THE UNITED NATIONS held in Geneva in August 2000, explores the issues within the context of just demands for self-determination.

“More than any recent occasion, the First International Conference on the Right to Self-determination & the United Nations, held in Geneva during the millennial year 2000, dramatized the range of claims and the severity of suffering associated with their denial under a variety of statist and geopolitical pretexts… a truly historical contribution.” From the Preface by RICHARD FALK

“This is a book with a purpose: to advance a proposal for considering and resolving self-determination conflicts.” FOREIGN POLICY IN FOCUS


Dr. Y. N.KLY (deceased 2011) was Professor Emeritus, School of Human Justice, University of Regina, Canada, and a former consultant to government and a wide range of ethnic groups on minority issues. Author of five books and numerous articles, he won the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award in 1990 for International Law and the Black Minority in the US, and in 1995 for A Popular Guide to Minority Rights. He founded and chaired IHRAAM, an international NGO in consultative status at the UN. He held a Ph.D. in political science, specializing in international law, from University Laval, B.A. from Univ. Iowa.