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Unformatted text preview: ation not to allow knowingly its territory to be used for acts contrary to the rights of other States." This Corfu Channel principle provides a more authoritative and more generally applicable statement of the principle previously enunciated in the Trail Smelter arbitration. Trail Smelter Arbitration and core principles of Int. Environmental Law, cont. Environmental It was codified in Principles 21 & 22 of the Stockholm Declaration, 1992: Principle 21: 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 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. Principle 22: States shall cooperate to develop further the international law regarding liability and compensation for the victims of pollution and other environmental damage caused by activities within the jurisdiction or control of such States to areas beyond their jurisdiction. Rio Declaration, 1992 Rio Principle 2 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 polic...
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