Is the Montevideo Convention Still Good Law?
This article by Steven Rosen about the legality of a Palestinian state and a short response by Josh Keating touch on this issue. In short, Rosen argues for some independent legal standard for determining statehood (and Palestine doesn’t meet it), such as the Montevideo Convention, while Keating basically argues that there are no such standards. A good and useful discussion to have. While I think Rosen has a pretty compelling argument on normative grounds, I think Keating’s views are a much better description of how the world actually works.