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Part V Key Concepts, Ch.23 Common Areas, Common Heritage, and Common Concern

Jutta Brunnée

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law (1st Edition)

Edited By: Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée, Ellen Hey

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 29 January 2023

Cultural property / heritage — Environmental disputes — Marine environment, protection — Mineral resources — Biodiversity — High seas — Outer space — Erga omnes obligations — Customary international law — Countermeasures
We have entered an era … in which international law subserves not only the interests of individual States, but looks beyond them and their parochial concerns to the greater interests of humanity and planetary welfare … International environmental law will need to proceed beyond weighing … rights and obligations … within a closed compartment of individual State self-interest, unrelated to the global concerns of humanity as a whole.1 International law, as traditionally conceived—public international law—was designed to govern the relations of sovereign states. Even...
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