Aspects of Sovereignty: Sino-Swedish Reflections by Per Sevastik

By Per Sevastik

The general goal of this certain quantity is to appreciate what results globalisation has had at the conventional perspectives of sovereignty, obvious from a chinese language and ecu, essentially Swedish, point of view. Does the cultural-historical procedure have any price in China this day or is it in simple terms obvious as political memory with little or no actual results within the wake of globalisation? What are the variations among varied understandings of sovereignty in several components of the realm? How has the concept that replaced in general as a result of a distinct overseas constitution, with for instance neighborhood integration gaining in value no longer least in Europe? those are a few of the underlying questions being addressed during this anthology. The authors are chinese language and Swedish students who provide reflections from the viewpoint of criminal philosophy, public foreign legislations, overseas human rights legislations, monetary legislation and diplomacy.

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As far as settlement of territorial and boundary disputes is concerned, the adoption of the “absolute sovereignty” theory is quite appealing. It is necessary for China to hold the traditional interpretation of sovereignty when confronted with the issues of Tiaoyu Dao Islands, South China Sea, Taiwan, Tibet and Xinjiang, because sovereignty is the most effective weapon for China to keep its territorial integrity. For example, more frequently, China invokes the sacrosanct principle of sovereignty in its efforts to stop Taiwan from breaking away.

1. 16 But there are many proponents of a more limited interpretation of sovereignty who argue that a system that worked well for several hundred years after it was enshrined in the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648 is increasingly inadequate to regulate relations among states in a world where the number of states has risen to nearly 200 and in which interdependence is fast knitting states together across national borders. In practice, China has never strictly kept in line with the theory of “absolute sovereignty”.

Many countries have today also incorporated the Universal Declaration into their own constitutions. 7. The UDHR and Emerging Human Rights Conventions The Universal Declaration of Human Rights created the foundation for a number of comprehensive treaty regimes, universal and regional, that were to follow, and provided the possibility for the development of customary law. 24 There has since then been a number of specialised international conventions that have been adopted by the UN that complement the International Bill of Human Rights.

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