What are the Types and Rights of States?

What are the rights of States?

Modern State is cloaked with the following rights which began in the Westphalian international law. These are:

  1. Right of Existence
  2. Right of Independence
  3. Right of Equality (that nation-states are presumed to have equal status, and thus expects equal treatment in the community of nations)
  4. Right of Property (that state is a legal entity that has a right to own particular things within its territories if such ownership further the reasons for its existence)
  5. Right of Jurisdiction (that state has the right to exercise its authority within its territories)
  6. Right of Intercourse (that state has the right to initiate diplomatic communications with other states)

What are the types of State?

There are 2 general types of state.

  1. Dynastic – Different nationalities, which remain, assimilated or unassimilated.
  2. National – Different races acquired a community of cultural and economic interest.

What is a World State?

It is also called International Governmental Organization (IGO). It is Organization creates by two or more sovereign states Although this organization is not and should not properly called “World State” (basing on the strict definition of the phrase “World State”), it provides us with a preview of the form of the World State may take in the future.

There are several purposes of IGO’s

  1. As a forum for communications among states (e.g. UN’s General Assembly)
  2. As a regulator of certain activities or undertakings which involve two or more states (e.g. World Trade Organization, etc.)
  3. As a regulator of scarce financial resources (e.g. IMF, etc.)
  4. As a means for collective Security (e.g. North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO).
  5. As a peacekeeper (United Nations).

Thus, the World State was established to provide mechanism for international cooperation and for the protection of National Sovereignty of individual States. The World State promises a better way of settling international disputes and the avoidance of a new and probably the last World war.