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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Louis, Associate Director in Fitch's Soverign team.
193, 199, 201-02 (2007) (describing Foreign Soverign Immunities Act as codifying international law and then looking to The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations to determine content of international law).
Last week, two Italian supermarkets announced plans to stop selling all Israeli products, saying they could not differentiate between produce from West Bank settlements and goods manufactured on Israeli soverign territory inside the Green Line.
In the conditions hurdle, Soverign could be the answer although he doesn't have as muchexperience as some of his rivals.
Fresh from the release * of new album Jigsaw, Lady Soverign (right) will embark on a short UK tour that will stop off at Birmingham's O2 Academy on June 9.
Tracy Benefit Fund, C/O Soverign Bank 1234 Providence Rd.
Compare the Indian case with Korea, where local movie performance and exports have wilted lately, and with China, which offers poor returns and the constant threat of soverign intervention.
Asi, ha cerrado la adquisicion del 24,8% de Soverign Bancorp (es el decimoctavo banco por activos de Estados Unidos con sede en Filadelfia y 800 oficinas en el noreste del pais), ademas de adquirir el 90% de la financiera de automoviles Drive Financial.
Joseph McMillan, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies, Soverign Rights and Soverign Responsibilities: Self Defense in an Age of Apocalyptic Terrorism, speech delivered to the Pontifical Gregorian University conference "Revitalizing International Law to Meet the Challenge of Terrorism," April 22, 2004.
Exceptional nuggets and matrix or crystalline gold specimens are on display in the Gold Museum, which is located conveniently across the street from the Soverign Hill Museum, a living history museum depicting life on the Ballarat goldfields in the 1850's.
From Divine Cosmos to Soverign State: An Intellectual History of Consciousness and the Idea of Order in Renaissance England.
England's noblest Queen and greatest Soverign (sic), we love thee still.