Your assignment is to prepare and submit a paper on international law: taiwan and tibet. Tibet and Taiwan are among those nations that are taken for a case of investigation and definition with regard to the true existence in modern-day rulings of international law.
International law sets specific rules with relevance to the statehood of a given territory. Political statehood and legal statehood are two broader dimensions of international law that often define the standing of various nations. Taiwan and Tibet are two similar cases of political and legal interpretation in the context of international recognition. Each of them cannot be termed as sovereign states owing to the legal, historical, and political interpretations and hurdles that stand in the way of each of these two regions.
In the last couple of decades, the two countries have expressed their desire with regard to status in the community of nations as sovereign independent nations that may be free from any external influences such as that of China.
In the context of international law, Tibet and Taiwan serve as two examples that are relatively unusual and contrast the conventional definition of a state as compared to the other 193 member states of the global community. In the case of Tibet, the historic precedence is taken for a key point with regard to the claim of each side.
United Nations has clearly defined the guideline principles towards the sovereignty of a state. It therefore strongly opposes the use of force and coercive means towards the signing of an agreement that may change the status of the country. However, a given vassal state or a protectorate has to fulfil a number of basic features and requirements that are set forth in order to become a sovereign independent state.
As recent as 2007, the Taiwan president aimed for bringing about the more active role from United Nations and in this regard the Secretary-General of United Nations (Ban Ki-Moon) was reminded of the unsettled status and the need for granting Taiwan, a Republic of China part at present an independent status free from Chinese influence. .