Global Common

Refers to resource domains or areas that lie outside of the political reach of any one nation State. International law identifies four global common namely: the High Seas, the Atmosphere, Antartica, and Opter Space. These areas have historically been guided by the principle of the common heritage of humankind - the open access doctrine or the mare liberum (free sea for everyone) in the case of the HighSeas. Despite efforts by the govenments or individuals to establish property rights or other forms of control over most natural resources, the Global Common have remained and exception. (LMC 2016)


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