Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


The author analyzes various means of protecting national patrimony, concentrating on three general subject areas of concern: a nation's natural resources, its cultural heritage, and its fauna and flora. The author discusses the interrelatedness of the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illict Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, the 1973 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, and the 1974 United Nations General Assembly Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States, viewing these multilateral pronouncements as part of a broad Third World response to the impact of foreign persons on Third World nations.