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In the context of environment 'States have, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the principles of international law, the sovereign right to exploit their own resources pursuant to their own environmental and developmental policies, and the responsibility to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to the environment of other States or of areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction'. (Source: Rio Principle 2)

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  • sovereignty (CMS)
  • sovereignty (ECOLEX)

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