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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'With or without election, pumasok ang gobyerno sa mga kasunduang ito at tila baga ibinenta ng ating gobyerno ang ating pambansang soberanya (the government entered into these agreements and it seems our government has sold our national sovereignty) ...
Also in July, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani renewed his country's continued support for Iraq's territorial integrity and national sovereignty.
The seminar aimed to disseminate and support the culture of human rights and to raise awareness on national sovereignty and cultural specificity.
He said that "the political principles don't deal with the occupation on basis of 'quantity', but on basis that the presence of a single (foreign) soldier is considered a violation for the national sovereignty."
One is that it is Pinochet who trampled on the national sovereignty of other countries by engaging in international terrorism and murdering opponents in foreign lands.
'At dahil numbers game sa pulitika, mas gaganda ang tsansa ng usaping national sovereignty o ng ating pagkabansa kung mas maraming malakas na boses ang nagtataguyod nito,' he explained.
"Iraq's national sovereignty and integrity benefits all residents of the country and any change can make the country face chaos and crisis," he warned.
KARACHI -- The National Sovereignty Day of Turkey was celebrated here.
The minister said that there is no objection to the appearance of any opposition figure in official media outlets with one condition, that is not to harm the national sovereignty.
The MP also condemned the government's "languid" performance in defending Lebanon and called for adopting immediate measures to protect Lebanese civilians on borders and to file a complaint before the International Security Council, to condemn violations against national sovereignty.
ISLAMABAD, December 23, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Leader of the opposition in the National assembly Chaudhry Nisar has urged the government to take solid measures to protect national sovereignty and stop other countries to intervene in our affairs.
ANKARA, Apr 23, 2010 (TUR) -- April 23 National Sovereignty and Children's Day, which marks the foundation of the Turkish Parliament in 1920, is being celebrated with a series of events throughout Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on Friday.

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