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2 Article 1: The Right of Peoples of Self-Determination, Article 25: The Right to Freely Utilize Natural Resources

Ben Saul, David Kinley, Jacqueline Mowbray

From: The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Commentary, Cases, and Materials

Ben Saul, David Kinley, Jaqueline Mowbray

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 January 2021

Subject(s):
Economic, social, and cultural rights — Self-determination — Specific treaties — Treaties, interpretation — Regional organizations — Acts of international organizations — Indigenous peoples — International trade — Military assistance
Nothing in the present Covenant shall be interpreted as impairing the inherent right of all peoples to enjoy and utilize fully and freely their natural wealth and resources. The right of self-determination is expressed in identical terms in common Article 1 of the ICESCR and ICCPR, and springs immediately from the references to self-determination in the United Nations Charter 1945 (though it does not appear in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948). Its earlier international law origins lie in the First World War peace settlement at Versailles, embodied...
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