The doctrine of sovereignty is well recognized by the international community. It governs inter-states relations. International law preserves the sovereignty of states on an equal basis. However, contemporary developments at the international arena reveal that the doctrine of sovereignty is still an evolving one .Its effects and limits are being redefined in the context of permitting intervention in states international affairs on several grounds. They include the protection of human rights, promoting democracy, combating international terrorism, imposing fact-finding committees, pre-emptive war and humanitarian intervention. This article examines the impact of these developments on the doctrine of sovereignty