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Thoughts on the continuing relevance of the State

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In the international legal system, the state is the primary domestic institution charged with the task of ensuring the promotion and protection of human rights.

This is so for the following reasons:

* States are the principal parties to human rights instruments as well as to international humanitarian law conventions, and are therefore the principal instituthe_state_largetions charged with implementing them in their respective jurisdictions.

* As early as 1928 in the Las Palmas case where the Philippines lost title over the island of Las Palmas (or Miangas) to Indonesia, international law has always recognized that states, in the grant by the international legal system of sovereign and territorial rights to them, have concomitant obligations to the protection of human rights. As held by the lone arbitrator Max Huber: “Territorial sovereignty, as has already been said, involves the exclusive right to display the activities of a State. This right has…

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Written by Romel

May 29, 2014 at 4:04 am

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