Towards global public trust doctrines: an analysis of the transnationalisation of state stewardship duties

  title={Towards global public trust doctrines: an analysis of the transnationalisation of state stewardship duties},
  author={Joseph Orangias},
  journal={Transnational Legal Theory},
  pages={550 - 586}
  • Joseph Orangias
  • Published 2 October 2021
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  • Transnational Legal Theory
ABSTRACT Public trust doctrines (PTDs) provide that natural resources, like air, trees and water, are common, shared property among citizens and therefore nation states should perpetually steward them. This article contributes a new conceptual framework for analysing and applying PTDs against global environmental issues. First, based on a review and synthesis of public trust scholarship, laws and judgments, an overview of PTDs across sub-national, national and international levels is provided… 



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