Public trust doctrine: A comparative analysis

Rosencranz, Armin and Vora, Aditya (2016) Public trust doctrine: A comparative analysis. Environmental Policy and Law,, 46 (6). pp. 378-380. ISSN 0378777X

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The public trust doctrine (PTD) originated in Roman law. It states that certain natural resources, which are very important for the continued survival of the human race, like air and water, should not be owned or possessed by one individual. They are a gift of nature to all humankind and therefore should remain in the “trust” of the “public”. The modern roots of this doctrine are firmly embedded in the US. However, the doctrine has spread across to several countries and made itself a fundamental part of modern law

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Doctrine | Jurisprudence
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2022 09:58
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2022 11:24
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