Sovereignty


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Sovereignty

The legal right of a state to govern its own affairs in its own territory without outside interference. Sovereignty may reside with an individual (such as a monarch, sometimes known as a sovereign), a body (such as a parliament) or with the populace as a whole. The notion of sovereignty is less clear in federal governments like the U.S. and Canada, as sovereignty is split between the national government and the regional governments. This is a matter of considerable controversy in some countries.
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A state has internal sovereignty when the state possesses supreme power over its territory.
He added that it would also create a dangerous and possibly disastrous precedent for the sovereignty of every EU member-state, the agency report said.
I have no hesitation in saying we have some serious reservations about it, because of sovereignty issues,' the minister was quoted as saying in a media report.
The poll was taken ahead of the upcoming sovereignty convention, scheduled to be held in Jerusalem on February 12 by the Women in Green movement and the Besheva newspaper.
We fought two world wars to protect our sovereignty and the British way of life.
14) The equal sovereignty principle was, in the Court's words, "highly pertinent" to why the coverage formula was unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court's Consideration of State Sovereignty II.
2) This the Constitution will not tolerate, explained Chief Justice Roberts on behalf of the five-Justice majority, because "[n]ot only do States retain sovereignty under the Constitution, there is also a 'fundamental principle of equal sovereignty' among the States.
Although I believe that in some cases Caribbean states are using their limited sovereignty to good effect, the hypothesis is worthy of consideration.
In November this racist, unelected, and deeply compromised Tribunal issued Stage One of its enquiry into Ngapuhi's (Northland tribe) Treaty claim, declaring that the chiefs did NOT cede sovereignty to the Crown when they signed the treaty in February, 1840.
Sovereignty building cannot be characterized as a doctrine since it is not codified in official UN documents such as the Capstone Doctrine of 2008.
This work is the first in a project to edit and publish Smith's unpublished opus--a manuscript on "A Historical and Legal Study of Sovereignty in the Canadian North and Related Law of the Sea Problems.