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Sovereignty over Natural Resources : Balancing Rights and Duties - Nico Schrijver

Sovereignty over Natural Resources

Balancing Rights and Duties

By: Nico Schrijver, James Crawford (Editor), John Bell (Editor)

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Published: 26th October 2002
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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.

"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

Introduction
The Birth and Development of the Principle
The formative years
Promoting economic development by the exercise of permanent sovereignty
Permanent sovereignty, environmental protection and sustainable development
Natural Resource Law in Practice: From Creeping Jurisdiction Towards International Co-operation
Permanent sovereignty over natural resources in territories under occupation or foreign administration
International investment law
The law of the sea
International environmental law
Balancing Rights and Duties in an Increasingly Interdependent World
Rights and claims
Duties
Natural resource sovereignty as a basis for sustainable development
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ISBN: 9780521562690
ISBN-10: 0521562694
Series: Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 484
Published: 26th October 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.89