108. Nature and extent of title to territory.

Territory is a central component of the state, and its protection is vital to stability in international relations. A state must be able to demonstrate title to its territory, which in practice means that it has a better claim to it than any other state1. Where title is established, the state enjoys protection of its rights by the principle of territorial integrity,2 and of its right to act according to its own decisions within its territory by the principle of non-intervention