ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Water, Not for Private Ownership

Our legal system, based on English Common Law, includes the 'doctrine of public trust' which rests on the principle that certain resources like air, sea, water and forests have such a great importance to people in general that it would be wholly unjustified to make them objects of private ownership. However, multinationals as well as national capital are doing precisely this.

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