Author(s): A?alar ABBASBEYL?
The principle of the right of nations to self-determination is not a new concept in world politics. At different times, different states have interpreted this principle in their own way and more on the basis of their own interests. But the crux of the matter is that every nation, irrespective of geographical location and size, has the right to develop its own culture, language and customs. But all this does not mean that each of them has the right to have its own state. Having done this, it is possible to disrupt the current system of international and interstate relations. Being a part of a multinational state, small nations, in addition to their national characteristics, must respect the customs, culture, traditions of the peoples of the given state. In the article the "Principle" the right of nations to self-determination "in the modern era" based on the UN Charter, the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe and other international legal instruments analyzed the nature and fundamental rules states "The right of nations to self-determination." The paper shows how this principle is distorted on the part of the Armenian Republic.