Sovereignty and International Law
International law has also produced an effective impact on the demonstration of sovereign rights of individual nations:
i. The notion of sovereignty signifies that a state has an implicit right to take decisions in the sphere of foreign policy making matters and is under no legal obligation to accept the ruling of foreign government. Such implications of sovereignty are no longer noticeable. The EU Law hardly ensures national sovereignty to any of its members.
ii. The UN Declaration of Human Rights mould and shape sovereign functioning as a part of international law are increasingly taking stronger hole on states thus restraining them to act individually.
iii. The International tribunal at Nuremberg made it clear that individual is also the subject of intervention law because the crimes which violate international law are committed by men and not states, therefore international law can be truly enforced if only justified punishment of individuals are done.
iv. International law is in the changed scenario, no longer founded on the traditional ground of national separateness but based on the concept of togetherness, coexistence and cooperation.