Common Heritage of Mankind- In Sea and Space

3 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2021

Date Written: October 21, 2020


The ‘common heritage of mankind’ (Legal Concept) principle within international law provides for a general framework of universal responsibility of sustained legal and environmental protection. It establishes a close link of space law to the law governing other areas beyond national jurisdiction, such as the high seas, the deep seafloor, and some might even argue Antarctica.

JEL Classification: common heritage of mankind, universal responsibility, sustained legal and environmental protection

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Malhotra, Ankit, Common Heritage of Mankind- In Sea and Space (October 21, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

Ankit Malhotra (Contact Author)

O.P. Jindal Global University ( email )


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