Political States are legitimate, if they adequately protect the human rights of their constituents and respect the rights of all others. State is under a duty to turn over some substantial portion of its sovereign powers to international institutions. A legitimate State is a democratic State. The legitimacy is collectively held by the people, who constitute a State. The moral right of political self-determination of a State is held by it on behalf of the group of persons who constitute the State.
JKCHR written statements received by Secretary General of the United Nations
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HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATIONS THAT REQUIRE THE COUNCIL'S ATTENTION
A/HRC/23/NGO/99. Twenty third session of the Human Rights Council item 4 on the agenda