globalisation

Is sovereignty still the foundation of international law?

Abstract: 
The answer to the question ‘Is sovereignty still the foundation of international law?’ should probably be ‘yes’ if we examine the wording used in most of the texts of positive international law together with mainstream scholarship and diplomatic language. The language of sovereignty is all around. Yet the answer should probably be ‘no’ if we look, not at what the law says or what is said about it, but instead at what it does in social reality.