State Sovereignty: Balancing Effectiveness and Legality/Legitimacy

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This contribution seeks to explain why territorial entities formed in violation of fundamental norms of international law are not completely ignored by this legal system. The reason for this is not only to be found in functionalism or in the structural characteristics of the order itself. The quest for justice also plays an important role, and effectiveness is needed to promote criteria of legality, protect human rights, and defend the most vulnerable.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Justice, Human Rights and the Modernization of International Law
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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