In recent days there has
been much talk about whether Scotland and its people have the right to
hold and run a referendum on the question of independence or otherwise.
Neither the Westminster or the Holyrood governments appear to be fully
aware of the full legal position under international law, which is
superior to UK law.
In reality the decision has been made and is clear under international
The Scots and the Scottish government have the right under the Charter
of the United Nations to hold a referendum without interference from the
The following three documents explain the full legal story, and we
recommend that you read the Self-determination pdf first.
Scotlands Status (pdf)
Self Determination (pdf)
State Seccession (pdf)