Sovereignty in the Modern Context: How Far Have We Come?
Girik Bhalla, Sameeksha Chowla

The present article, through doctrinal research, traces the evolution of the concept of sovereignty from being ‘rule of the monarch’ to ‘rule of law’ and from ‘absolute sovereignty’ to ‘relative sovereignty.’ Such a change can be attributed to various factors such as globalism, interdependence and co-operation between nation-states, the United Nations, international criminal jurisdiction, rules of warfare and weaponry, human rights, democracy and minority groups, which have been examined herein. Finally, the effort concludes by evaluating the concept of modern sovereignty.

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