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La constatation de l'epuisabilite des ressources marines et de leur surexploitation avait oblige a la communaute internationale a changer son postulat : la notion de res communis, remplacant celle de res nulius, se revele comme le ciment du principe d'une gestion collective soutenue par une internalisation positive de la haute mer.
Is the water moving through the hydrologic cycle res communis, something belonging to all, so that it is subject to regulation by the international community?
Perhaps part of the solution, then, could lie in this kind of redistribution based on the theory that at least the water that evaporates from the high seas is res communis and should be allocated equitably among the peoples of the world.