Remarks on state sovereignty in light of the Lotus caseExcerpt: International law is based on the sovereignty of states. This sovereignty forms the regulatory principle of that law. In spite of the regular attacks against it by some supporters of the doctrine over recent years, sovereignty still constitutes the basis of law. International law originates from states and ends with states. This is not affected by the fact that it is addressed to individuals, and that individuals have specific, robust rights within states, the best example of which are human rights.
Dr. Marcin Kaldunski
The idea of participation, i.e. the active involvement of workers in the management of companies, is an old one. It has various facets, ranging from institutionalised information and consultation to outright co-determination, i.e. the active presence of workers’ representatives in the decision-making bodies of their company, whereby workers take part in strategic decisions and share the economic results of the firm.