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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This sovereign right belongs to the Filipino people, and no government official can waive this sovereign right of the Filipino people without their consent," Carpio pointed out.
As mentioned, too, sovereign rights held by the Kolonialgesellschaft appeared to make it an equal negotiating partner to the German government proper when it came to mining policy.
Abou Zaid warned against any attempt to harm or affect Egypt's sovereign rights in the Eastern Mediterranean region, saying it will be confronted.
It relies on examples from Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, India, and France to show how the people and democracies can run afoul of the requirements for receiving sovereign rights.
She reiterated the need to respect "all the sovereign rights of the EU member states, which include entering into bilateral agreements, in accordance with the EU acquis and international law, including the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea."
Consequently, in Yarmirr, the majority of the High Court drew a distinction between the Crown's radical title to land and the Crown's 'sovereign rights and interests' to the territorial sea.
Summary: A state-owned Cairo daily confirmed on Thursday that Egypt is building an underground barrier with Gaza and said it was a "sovereign right" that would increase pressure on the
The Puerto Rican narrative, in a literary sense, does have a real history of romanticizing the Taino to suit the aforementioned nationalist ideal--that Puerto Ricans' sovereign right to a fully autonomous homeland are strengthened by an inherent indigenous connection to the land.
"There is no way Britain is going to give up our independent sovereign right to determine these policies and there is nothing we will agree to that would put any of that at risk."
It has rejected calls by Foreign Secretary Mr Robin Cook to abandon the death penalty on human rights grounds, saying the penalty is a sovereign right.
"This sovereign right belongs to the Filipino people, and no government can waive this sovereign right of the Filipino people without their consent," he added.