Guinea Bissau

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30 January 1974.

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Photo of Mr Robert Maclennan Mr Robert Maclennan Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) 12:00, 30 January 1974

The Minister has referred to the criteria required for recognition as being based upon common sense. Is it not the case that they are based upon international law? Is it not also the case that there is growing discontent in international legal circles about these criteria? Will the Government consider initiating discussion about whether the international law of recognition should be developed within, for example, the International Law Commission itself, to take account of changing political realities?