The Common heritage of mankind in the face of the logics of sovereignty and privatization of the environment

The Common heritage of mankind designates certain spaces and their resources as belonging to mankind, the objective being to protect them from monopolization or the claim of sovereignty on the part of States and from any private appropriation. This concerns in particular the Moon and the bed of the High Seas.

This notion implies a desire for transmission to future generations and advocates a mode of governance articulated around common principles and based on the interest of mankind. However, the current and future challenges represented by these spaces and their resources are colossal and are attracting ever greater interests, whether by certains States or companies, while the Common heritage of mankind is weakened by blurred outlines and limited range.

Can the Common heritage of mankind, which aims to defend supranational interests, those of mankind, resist the logics of sovereignty and privatization that threatens these spaces and these resources ?