Global Affairs

Aug 26, 2018
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Every existing state or a new state is recognised by the other states. Usually there are two methods for this recognition.


EXPRESS RECOGNITION

Here, a state conveys the recognition of a new entity or government through formal announcement i.e. a public statement or a diplomatic note. For example, the treaty between UK & Burma (1947) provided that government of UK recognised ‘the Republic of Burma as fully independent sovereign state.’

IMPLIED RECOGNITION

This manner points out the ‘results from any act between the states which implies the intention of recognising the new state.’ But Signing of a treaty or bringing a claim against the unrecognised state will not be implied recognition. In fact, the commencement of diplomatic relations and sending the representatives to attend ceremonial functions can be an implied manner of recognition. For instance, South Africa from 1965 to 1980 maintained diplomatic relations with Rhodesia, the rebellious colony of UK, and sent police there to assist Rhodesian security forces. This all was taken as implied recognition. ‘

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