From Doklam to Tibet

September 7, 2017 By Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan, South Asia Analysis Group

As the Doklam standoff ended last week, observers were left wondering what the legal circumstances of the situation is, including the international legal status of Tibet. Even the large online Wikipedia encyclopedia added a section titled “Tibetan sovereignty debate” which was last edited on August 27th, 2017.[1]

Sources in the U.S. government expressed their concern for the sovereignty of Bhutan and called on all sides to respect international law.[2]

Several issues are addressed in this paper:

  1. Legality of India’s presence in the Doklam Plateau.
  2. China’s offer to renegotiate the 1890 Convention.
  3. Tibet’s legal status.[Source]
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