TAIWAN’S INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STANDING: NAVIGATING THE FRAGILE STATUS QUO

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Mahir Al Banna
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3146-9392

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This study aimed to discuss the legal limbo of Taiwan, whose political situation lies in a grey area of international law. Its legal status is ambiguous: while meeting the characteristics of a State, it is not recognized by other States so long as China claims it as a Chinese territory. The methodology developed in this study adopted the descriptive analytical approach to the different principles of international law, in addition to quantitative methods, which involved gathering data on cases, courts, and resolutions of international organizations, followed by thorough analysis. This research provided an in-depth investigation to critically assess Taiwan’s fragile status quo, threatened by a potential Chinese military intervention. The study found that the idea that Taiwan is deprived of legal status points out the shortcomings of international law. This study concluded that to overcome this tricky situation, Taiwan should take bold moves, such as making constitutional reforms to facilitate its independence.

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Al Banna, Mahir. 2024. “TAIWAN’S INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STANDING: NAVIGATING THE FRAGILE STATUS QUO ”. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs 10 (1):149-72. https://doi.org/10.47305/JLIA24101157ab.
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Mahir Al Banna, American University in the Emirates - Dubai, UAE

I’m an associate professor of international law at the American University in the Emirates, UAE. I have excellent teaching experience and am fluent in English, French, and Arabic. I obtained a PhD at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France. My research areas are State sovereignty, international relations, Terrorism, United Nations System, Nuclear Energy, Human Rights Law, Climate Change, and any other topic related to international law& international current affairs. My recent publications are The Tribulations of the International Criminal Court (Scopus), The Iranian Nuclear Sanctions Snapback (Scopus), International and the Concept of Failed States (Scopus), and Human Rights at the Digital Era (EBSCO).