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50 Virginia Law Review 783 (1964)


After a detailed examination of the unique position of the emerging nations, the "third 'world," Professor Fatouros urges that the Western nations should ndertake a change in approach and a reassessment of the objectives of international law since the present situation of international society is so dissimilar to that in which the law evolved. He concludes that special, new rules should be formulated, based on a broad and positive consideration of the urgent need of the emerging nations to develop their natural resources as effectively and as rapidly as possible-a need 'which international law must take into account if it is to be meaningful to the third world nations and if they are expected to be effective, responsible members of the international legal community.