Human rights and security lecture 5- sovereignty and. Idea of sovereignty as an organizing principle of the un: doctrines of r2p: Thomas hobbes: will of people embodied in a monarch, sovereign acting is social contract. Now associated with democracy and state leaders. Back to idea of will, common will. How do the concepts of sovereignty and self determination relate: sovereignty & self determination in the udhr: Something that should not have an effect on the human rights. Udhr: everyone is entitled to human rights outlined, including the basis or the status of which the person belongs. Whether a country or territory is bounded, there is a limitation of sovereignty. This language in udhr chosen very carefully, more than half the worlds population under colonial demonstration. Collective attempt by udhr to develop indiscriminating human rights, idea of born free . Many national movements were not united in outing colonial powers.