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...an protection, as well as challenging the idea that sovereignty is an inherent right entitled to all governments, no matter the will of the people. Furthermore, the financial and military contributions as well as the compliance with- possibly western orientated- international laws and norms can be “extremely burdensome” (Macqueen, 2010; p. 58). However, the need for reform of this notion of sovereignty has been highlighted by many influential figures. The extent to which the UN poses a challenge to sovereignty is lessened when considering sovereignty as a responsibility- not a right- which allows for the current nature of warfare as well as creating a firmer foundation for humanitarian intervention. In my opinion, this reform is necessary in order to see the continued survival of the UN as an effective organisation in maintaining international peace and security.
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