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Sovereignty over Natural Resources
Balancing Rights and Duties

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Part of Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law

  • Date Published: February 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521047449

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  • This study analyzes the evolution of permanent sovereignty from a political claim to a principle of international law, and examines its significance for such controversial issues as peoples' rights, nationalization, and environmental politics. Dr. Schrijver argues that corollary rights available through permanent sovereignty must be seen alongside the corollary obligations they also entail. He thus identifies new directions sovereignty over natural resources has taken in an increasingly interdependent world.

    • Major study of controversial area in international environmental law
    • Analyses the effects of UN resolutions on the environment, and in particular on sustainable development
    • Overview of key areas of international law, including investment law, the law of the sea and international environmental law
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This book has a great deal to offer....written for students of international law and...political scientists, historians, geographers, and others from consulting this authoritative text....this text is rooted in a...well-crafted empirical study...." Peter J. Stoett, International Journal

    "Schrijver's careful and thorough analysis of the evolution of permanent sovereignty demonstrates not only rhe protean nature of the principle, but also its continuing vitality." J. Owen Saunders, Alberta Law Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521047449
    • length: 484 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • contains: 5 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of boxes, figures and tables
    List of abbreviations
    List of main symbols used in UN documents
    Table of cases
    1. Introduction
    Part I. The Birth and Development of the Principle: The UN General Assembly as Midwife: Introductory remarks to part I
    2. The formative years (1945–1962)
    3. Promoting economic development by the exercise of permanent sovereignty: the period after 1962
    4. Permanent sovereignty, environmental protection and sustainable development
    5. Permanent sovereignty over natural resources in territories under occupation or foreign administration
    Summary and appraisal of part I
    Part II. Natural-Resource Law in Practice: From Creeping National Jurisdiction Towards International Co-operation: Introductory remarks to part II
    6. International investment law: from nationalism to pragmatism
    7. The law of the sea: extension of control over marine resources
    8. International environmental law: sovereignty versus the environment?
    Appraisal of part II
    Part III. Balancing Rights and Duties in an Increasingly Interdependent World:
    9. Rights and claims: seeking evidence of recognition in international law
    10. Duties: the other side of the coin
    11. Sovereignty over natural resources as a basis for sustainable development

  • Author

    Nico Schrijver, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

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