Indonesian Journal of International Law
Vol 10, No 3 (2013): Human Security II

International Human Rights Protection: Challenges to State’s Sovereignty in a Democratic Era

Aqimuddin, Eka An (Bandung Islamic University)

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Publish Date
10 Sep 2014


Human right violations are difficult to put to an end since in many cases the state itself is the one violating their citizen’s rights. At this point, the international community cannot intervene due to the state’s sovereignty principle. State’s sovereignty principle is one of the international laws primary principles. However, in terms of human right protections, the state’s sovereignty principle usually hinders international communities from giving their assistance in which could be seen as an intervention to the state’s sovereignty. Intervention in order to protect human rights if conducted within certain boundaries is in accordance with the UN charter provisions. Nonetheless, decision-making indecisiveness within the UN causes failure to protect the human rights. Therefore, the state’s sovereignty principle as a concept should be reviewed. Furthermore, reform is necessary at the institutional level of the UN so that dilatory decision-making can be avoided.

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Law, Crime, Criminology & Criminal Justice


Indonesian Journal of International Law (ijil) is firstly published by the Center for International Law studies Faculty of Law University of Indonesia in 2003 to serve the development of international law particularly in Indonesia. IJIL is intended to promote international law in Indonesia and to ...