Common heritage of humankind
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Public International Law, 2/e$60.00 – $96.00
A legal regime said to apply to the resources of the deep seabed, and perhaps of celestial bodies, which prevents their unilateral appropriation, use, or exploitation by states; exploitation of an area designated as the common heritage of humankind is reserved for the benefit of all states; also designated in some instruments as the “common heritage of mankind.”