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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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We are prepared to carry out the death penalty - it is our sovereign right," he said.
We expect Turkey to respect Cyprus's sovereign rights over its Exclusive Economic Zone; to show restraint; and to avoid any more statements or actions that could cause more friction.
Riyadh, Rabi'I 23, 1437, January 03, 2016, SPA -- CADjibouti's Ambassador Dya-eddine Bamakhrama, dean of the diplomatic corps in Riyadh, said today that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has its sovereign right of application of existing regulations on its territory against those found guilty of committing criminal acts affecting its security.
Based on these principles, Saudi Arabia does not accept any interference in its internal affairs, while refusing any violation of its sovereign right, including the independence and fairness of judiciary, the statement said.
Using his right to respond to any attack against his country, the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva Faisal bin Hasan Trad said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will never accept any party's poking his nose into its domestic affairs and absolutely rejects any party to have the audacity to tamper its sovereign right, including the impartiality of its judiciary.
In a related development, the GCC countries said they have the sovereign right to enact laws to regulate the entry and stay of expat workers.
While talking about Kyrgyzstan's entry into the Customs Union, the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan said this is a sovereign right of every state to make such decision.
We are pleased that the New York Court recognizes that the Tribe's sovereign right to gaming is consistent with New York Constitution.
Even as Government of India is conscious of the need to spur innovation and protect individual rights, it retains the sovereign right to utilize the flexibilities provided in the international IPR regime It may be noted that to date, there has been only one case of compulsory license in India and that too after a well-thought out and laid down process, which was subsequently upheld right up to the highest Court of the land.
Using his right to respond to any attack against his country, the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva Faisal bin Hasan Trad said today that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will never accept any party's poking his nose into its domestic affairs and absolutely rejects any party to have the audacity to tamper its sovereign right, including the impartiality of its judiciary.
BRUSSELS, Nov 13 (KUNA) - The European Parliament Thursday adopted a resolution that condemned Turkey's "maritime survey" activities as encroaching upon Cyprus' exclusive economic zone and its sovereign right to explore the natural resources within it.
The treaty is the first international mechanism regarding regulating the international trade in conventional arms, without affecting the sovereign right of states to regulate weapons within their territory, as well as their right to obtain the necessary types of conventional weapons for the purpose of self-defence and the protection of their national and regional security according to the principles of the relevant Charter of the United Nations resolutions and agreements.