Conserving the World's Resources?
James Crawford and Martti Koskeniemmi (eds.), Cambridge Companion to International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2012).
12 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2016
Date Written: January 2012
Central to the question of how we live is how we share the earth. From conflict over territory, to passage over the high seas, to the quest for raw materials, to disputes over water and oil, to dams and development, to methods of agriculture, food security and to negotiations over climate change, the question of resources lies at the heart of many international events. But if the struggle for control over resources lurks under the surface of international law, international law lies in the background of how we understand and define them in the first place.
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