Global Commons Law and Legal Definition

Global Commons are “geographical areas that are outside the jurisdiction of any nation, and include the oceans outside territorial limits and Antarctica. Global commons do not include contiguous zones and fisheries zones of foreign nations.” [32 CFR 187.3; Title 32-National Defense; Subtitle A-Department Of Defense; Chapter I-Office Of The Secretary Of Defense; Subchapter L-Environment; Part 187-Environmental Effects Abroad Of Major Department Of Defense Actions]