Common Heritage of Mankind

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= Common Heritage of Mankind (also termed the common heritage of humanity,common heritage of humankind or common heritage principle) is a principle of international law which holds that defined territorial areas and elements of humanity's common heritage (cultural and natural) should be held of trust for future generations and be protected from exploitation by individual nation states or corporations. [1]

More information in the Wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_heritage_of_mankind