Sovereignty over Natural Resources: Balancing Rights and Duties by Nico SchrijverSovereignty over Natural Resources: Balancing Rights and Duties by Nico Schrijver

Sovereignty over Natural Resources: Balancing Rights and Duties

byNico Schrijver

Paperback | February 4, 2008

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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.
Title:Sovereignty over Natural Resources: Balancing Rights and DutiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:484 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.06 inPublished:February 4, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521047447

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Table of Contents

List of boxes, figures and tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; List of main symbols used in UN documents; Glossary; 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; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"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