Protectorate


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Protectorate

A form of international guardianship that arises under International Law when a weaker state surrenders by treaty the management of some or all of its international affairs to a stronger state.

The extent of the reciprocal rights and duties between the protecting state and the protected state depends upon the terms of the treaty and the conditions under which other states have recognized the protectorate. Although it loses some of its independence, the protected state still exists as a state in international law and may avail itself of some of the rights of a state. Its diplomatic representatives may still enjoy normal immunities within the courts of other states, for instance, and a treaty concluded by the protecting state with a third state is not necessarily binding on the protected state.

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However it is the first time that the South Sudanese government propose the international protectorate to end the deadlocked negotiations on the final status of Abyei area.
all Public Lands within the East Africa Protectorate which for the time being are subject to the control of His Majesty by virtue of any treaty, convention or agreement of His Majesty's Protectorate and all lands which have been or may hereafter be acquired by His Majesty under the Lands Acquisition Act 1894 or otherwise however.
The 1999 NATO bombing of Serbia resulted in the UN setting up another protectorate in the former Yugoslav province of Kosovo, now under the rule of the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).
The Cayman Islands FA believed they were eligible as the country is a protectorate of the United Kingdom.
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Foreign Secretary Robin Cook yesterday said a free Kosovo would initially have to be a UN protectorate outside Serb control.
Important large landowners and rural merchants chose pragmatic collaboration with the French as the one sure way to get rich since the Protectorate controlled the country's purse strings.
In "The Uses of Hebrew in the English Revolution", Smith argues that the fusion of Puritan religious beliefs and their political agenda during the 1640s and 1650s made the incorporation of Hebrew into speech and writing or "Hebraicized English" a political issue--a competition between Fifth Monarchists and the Protectorate government for the interpretation of prophecies and divine truth through ancient religious words.
From the beginning of the war, Zdravko and others like him have been proposing a United Nations protectorate or trusteeship for Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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I think Iran is in power, because basically, Syria has become an Iranian protectorate," Netanyahu claimed in an NBC "Meet the Press" interview.
Labour Cardiff South & Penarth MP tabled an early day motion which described the former British protectorate as a "beacon of peace and stability within one of the world's more turbulent regional environments".