This is from The Development of Human Rights Law by the Judges of the International Court of Justice by Shiv R.S. Bedi:
If, as Prof Brownlie states—:'Sovereignty, or sovereignty and independence, are often the terms used to describe both the legal personality of a state and teh incidents of that personality'—then what would be the effect on sovereignty, or in other words how much would it be conditioned by, of the principle of human dignity which, by already conditioning the State sovereignty in the first instance, has given birth to a new 'legal personality', the individual human being, in the international law?
Can someone tell me when we can use a colon after a dash? I've honestly never seen it and never seen such combination mentioned in a style book.