[Tagging] Add some tag to identify disputed borders

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 10:45:04 UTC 2018

On 26/11/2018 08:35, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>> On 23. Nov 2018, at 17:33, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We should be therefore able to repurpose the roles in a type=boundary relation to store information about claimed, "de facto", and "de jure" borders
> can you give a definition for de jure?
> Which law applies?

Notwithstanding that I don't think we can repurpose roles for this, as 
already mentioned, I think you need to look at actual examples rather 
talk in the abstract.

To take Western Sahara as an example, 
etc. describes the international political situation.  What would you 
say was the "de jure" border there and on what basis? According to 
MINURSO https://peacekeeping.un.org/en/mission/minurso they are 
"preparing for a choice", rather than directly trying to establish an 
independent Western Sahara.

Maybe part of the "de jure" list could come from those places in 
(but excluding those for which there is no other claimant) would help?  
That names "Western Sahara", although it doesn't define its borders here.

Best Regards,


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