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CUSTODIAL SOVEREIGNTY: RECONCILING SOVEREIGNTY AND GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES AMONGST THE VESTIGES OF COLONIALISM

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 December 2008

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Abstract

The rapid deterioration of the environment has become a threat to the survival of mankind and concerted action of all states is required in order to overcome the current problems. The perplexing question that arises is whether and how the notion of sovereignty can face up to the global environmental challenge? It is therefore important to reconcile the concept of sovereignty with the need for a global approach to problems of an environmental nature. This approach furthermore needs to take account of the dynamics of the North-South relationship. In this article the author introduces the notion of ‘custodial sovereignty’ as a solution to the problem.

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Copyright © T.M.C. Asser Instituut and Contributors 2008

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