This Note will consider the historical background of the compact-colony conundrum and examine the development of self-determination in international law and democracy in the Americas in order to bring to light a new forum for this question. Part I will discuss the historical background necessary in examining this conflict. Part II analyzes the formation of a constitutional government in Puerto Rico, and the reaction of the international and Inter-American communities. Part III argues that Puerto Rico is still a colony of the United States and thus U.S.-P.R. relations violate international and Inter-American law.
Jason Adolfo Otaño,
Puerto Rico Pandemonium: The Commonwealth Constitution and the Compact-Colony Conundrum,
27 Fordham Int'l L.J. 1806
Available at: http://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/ilj/vol27/iss5/2