14 Misconceptions about ETOs

When discussing ETOs with States – but also sometimes with the human rights community – ETO defenders often face some legal and doctrinal misunderstandings that need to be tackled. One of these misunderstandings relate to the attempted reduction of States’ obligations to territory.
The following fourteen misconceptions are frequently encountered when discussing ETOs. This booklet aims to give grounded counter-arguments.

This publication has been produced by the ETO Consortium Secretariat. The content does not necessarily reflect the views of the ETO Consortium as such or of its members; the responsibility is with the author who tried to capture many discussion inside and outside the ETO Consortium.