Some scholars wonder if sovereignty no longer belongs to States because of the existence of supranational and infranational authorities; the British EU withdrawal and the Catalan case are two good examples of the persistence of State sovereignty.
Despite political consequences for May’s leadership, the recent British election is a way to re-legitimise Brexit. Unlike during the 2015 election campaign, the candidates’ plurality of positions on the issue has led to a hung parliament.
Some governments call for other governments to cease committing atrocities, the likes of which they also commit themselves. But does that hypocrisy affect the message they are sending?