The issue of international governance and management of natural resources will become an increasingly key area for international research, law and policymaking in the coming years as the contestation and conflict over their ownership and use become more acute. Disputes over control and exploitation of natural resources are already becoming major causes of social conflict, political instability and armed conflict. The centrality of natural resources to global economic growth has meant that the ownership and control over natural resources have been at the forefront of legal, territorial and political disputes between states, particularly between the north and south.
11 – 13 September 2013, University of Warwick
Workshop on the Rule of Law, Governance and Natural Resources
22 – 23 January 2015, University of Amsterdam