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Unformatted text preview: . n134 In this report, he vacillated between a desire to advocate stronger human rights enforcement in the interests of peace and a concern that infringements on State sovereignty would lead to ideological divisions and even "chaos." n135 Unable to see a way out of this theoretical contradiction, he advocated avoidance of the issue. "What the present stage needs," he equivocated, "is cooperation and compassion, not theorizing." SOVEREIGNTY VITAL TO INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY Frederick Petersen, University of Arizona College of Law, 1998. "The Fascade of Humanitarian Intervention For Human Rights in a Community of Sovereign Naitions", Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, p. 874-5. "For over 300 years sovereign states have been the most important political units in the international system. Moreover, states have claimed a monopoly on the legal use of force within their borders as well as freedom from interference by external forces." The sovereignty of a state in the international community has long been regarded as paramount to the maintenance of peace. Non-intervention makes the world go round. It has not served badly as an ordering principle of international relations and has both practical and moral claims to being taken seriously. It appeals [sic], if in different ways, to both realists and liberals. It provides a clear rule for limiting the uses of force by states and for reducing the risks of war between the armed SLHS Value File forces of different states. It acts as a brake on their territorial and imperial ambitions. It involves respect for different societies and their religions, economic systems, and political arrangements. SOVEREIGNTY ALLOWS FOR PEACE BETWEEN NATIONS Frederick Petersen, University of Arizona College of Law, 1998. "The Fascade of Humanitarian Intervention For Human Rights in a Community of Sovereign Naitions", Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, p. 875. Respect for state sovereignty assured state leaders that efforts could be shifted from an emphasis on interstate protection to intrastate nation building. Rather than precariously rulin...
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