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In its modem sense, sovereignty is simply the demand of each territorial community, however small and weak, and however governed, to be permitted to govern itself without interference by larger or more powerful states and, at least in 1945, without interference by any agency of the organized international community. But the ink was scarcely dry on the UN Charter before the notion of a sovereign domain reserve came under assault from more and more international programs. Each has contributed to expanding the content of the omnibus term, "international minimum standard" into an ambitious and comprehensive governance code of legal and administrative requirements.

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