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The common heritage of mankind and the sub-Saharan African native land tenure system: A 'clash of cultures' in the interpretation of concepts in international law?

Egede, Edwin 2014. The common heritage of mankind and the sub-Saharan African native land tenure system: A 'clash of cultures' in the interpretation of concepts in international law? Journal of African Law 58 (1) , pp. 71-88. 10.1017/S0021855313000144

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Abstract

The deep seabed beyond national jurisdiction and the seabed's resources have been declared the common heritage of mankind. There are however divergent views on exactly what the common heritage of mankind is. Does it connote joint management or common ownership of this spatial area? This article argues that culture is one of the relevant factors to be considered in understanding the interpretation given to the common heritage of mankind by sub-Saharan African states and that the role of culture cannot be ignored in appreciating how states interpret concepts in international law.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
K Law > K Law (General)
Additional Information: Published online: 19 November 2013. Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0021-8553/ (accessed 25/02/2014).
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0021-8553
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2019 12:05
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/53459

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