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Principiul egalității suverane a statelor
The Principle of the Sovereign Equality of States

Author(s): Daniela Țăranu
Subject(s): Constitutional Law
Published by: Universul Juridic
Keywords: Romanian Constitution; The Principle of Sovereign Equality of States; World Order; The Principle of Non-interference in The Internal Affairs of Other States; Peace; Right to Respect;
Summary/Abstract: One of the fundamental principles underlying international relations and international law today is the principle of the sovereign equality of states. In other words, we show that states have equal power to acquire rights and assume obligations in international law relations, regardless of the size of their territory and population, their degree of technical and cultural development, their economic and military strength, and their public or moral authority. We then distinguish between de facto (or substantive) equality, legal equality (or equality before international law), and absolute (or functional) equality. Without mutual respect for the sovereign equality of states, free international cooperation and international law would be replaced by arbitrariness and goodwill, by the law of force, as is currently the case with Russia's 'invasion' of Ukraine.

  • Page Range: 247-253
  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2024
  • Language: Romanian