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Quick Edit | Palestine wins a vote

Quick Edit | Palestine wins a vote

History was created on Monday when “Palestine" was granted membership of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco).107 countries, including India, voted in favour of admitting “Palestine".

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If only for that reason, one hopes that India’s vote was cast after due consideration of these factors. If anything, this step gives huge space for discretion on part of some states to recognize non-state actors. This “recognition game" can open a new arena for conflict between different nations. Notwithstanding the merits of the Palestinian case, this is a novel development in international law that deserves careful scrutiny.

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