1. Introduction; Part I. The Historical Background: 2. Self-determination as an international political postulate; Part II.
Self-Determination Becomes an International Legal Standard: 3. Treaty law; 4. The emergence of customary rules: external self-determination;
5. The emergence of customary rules: internal self-determination; 6. The holders of the right of self-determination and the
means of ensuring observance of the right; 7. Comparing customary and treaty law; Part III. The Right to Self-Determination
in Operation: 8. The impact of self-determination on traditional international law; 9. Testing international law - some particularly
controversial issues; 10. The role of self-determination in the recent break-up of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia; Part IV.
The New Trends Emerging in the World Community: 11. Attempts at expanding self-determination; Part V. General Stocktaking:
12. Recapitulation and conclusion.