Lietuvos suvereniteto galiojimo problema Klaipėdos krašte nuolatinio Tarptautinio Teisingumo Teismo sprendimo kontekste.
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One of the most important tasks for the state of Lithuania, reestablished in 1918, was to fix the borders with the neighbouring countries and to regain the lost ethnic lands. Lithuania regained the Klaipėda Region only after the 1923 Uprising. Lithuania granted the autonomy to the Region on the basis of the 1924 Paris Convention. The autonomy of the Region was established in the Convention and the Klaipėda Region Statute. Differences in the opinion of the signatories of the Klaipėda Region Convention emerged when implementing the provisions of autonomy in practice. The article deals with the problem of Lithuania’s sovereignty in respect of the Klaipėda Region, taking into consideration a decision of the Permanent Court of International Justice (August 11, 1932). At the beginning, the historical development of the Region is surveyed. It is stated that the requirements of the state of Lithuania to transfer the Klaipėda Region, based on the ethnic principle and the right of the nations for self-determination, were lawful. The second part of the article considers the cession of the Region. It is stated that separation of Klaipėda Region from Germany was lawful and was enforced by the Peace Treaty of Versailles (Art. 99).
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