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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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Palestine has been recognized as a sovereign state by more than 130 countries, the United Nations general Assembly, and the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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'As a sovereign nation, in the exercise of a function of national defense, we have absolute immunity as a sovereign state,' he said.
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Let the word ring out in clear terms that Pakistan is a sovereign state and is not in the habit of taking notices from anyone, let alone the US,' Rabbani said this while addressing the six-nation Speakers' Conference.
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There is also no legally established mechanism for who determines whether a territory becomes a sovereign state. So we have to look at previous examples to work out how it's done.
He then intended to arm the "moderate" rebels against Assad in Syria in another attempt at regime change of a sovereign state. These moderates are jihadists - marginally less ruthless than Al-Qaeda fighting alongside them.
The reactions of the international community to this law underscore the need to adhere to the centuries old position held by states that no sovereign state, relying on arbitrary standards as means of applying political and economic pressure, may impose its jurisdiction on another sovereign state.
Our Sovereign State has not looked kindly at the Celtic Countries under its control, recently it has cut all grants to the Cornish Language which was given originally as part of the European Minority Language Charter.
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