Limitations of Sovereignty

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 05:10 -- Umar Farooq

There are two schools of thoughts. One believes that sovereignty is unlimited, absolute and supreme. That is another school of thought that rejects this view. They point out many limitations of sovereignty such as:

Constitutional Limitations of Sovereignty

The constitution is the basic law of a country. Every law made by the legislature must be in conformity with the constitution otherwise such a law will be null and void. Similarly every constitution provides for the fundamental right of the citizens. These rights are inviolable.

Natural Limitation

The Sovereign cannot do certain things, which .are naturally impossible i.e. the sovereign cannot order the sun to rise in the west or cannot change the cycle of seasons. If a sovereign would claim to do that, he will be sent to the lunatic asylum.

Moral Limitations

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