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Sovereignty Over Natural Resources: Balancing Rights and Duties

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Nico SchrijverVrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

ISBN13: 9780521562690
ISBN: 0521562694
Published: July 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £139.99
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In modern international law, permanent sovereignty over natural resources has come to entail duties as well as rights. This study analyses the evolution of permanent sovereignty from a political claim to a principle of international law, and examines its significance for a number of controversial issues such as people's rights, nationalization, and environmental conservation.

Although political discussion has long focused on the rights arising from permanent sovereignty, Dr Schrijver argues that this has been at the expense of the consideration of the corollary obligations it also entails. His book thus identifies new directions sovereignty over natural resources has taken in an increasingly interdependent world and demonstrates its relevance to current debate on foreign-investment regulation, the environment, and sustainable development.

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Public International Law
1. Introduction
Part I. The Birth and Development of the Principle: 2. The formative years
3. Promoting economic development by the exercise of permanent sovereignty
4. Permanent sovereignty, environmental protection and sustainable development
Part II. Natural Resource Law in Practice: From Creeping Jurisdiction Towards International Co-operation: 5. Permanent sovereignty over natural resources in territories under occupation or foreign administration
6. International investment law
7. The law of the sea
8. International environmental law
Part III. Balancing Rights and Duties in an Increasingly Interdependent World: 9. Rights and claims
10. Duties
11. Natural resource sovereignty as a basis for sustainable development.