discovery and occupation

discovery and occupation
A method of acquiring territory on behalf of a nation. 30 Am J Rev ed Internat L § 42; 54 Am J1st US § 77. By the law of nations, dominion of new territory may be acquired by discovery and occupation, as well as by cession or by conquest; and when citizens or subjects of one nation, in its name and by its authority or with its assent, take and hold actual, continuous, and useful possession (although only for the purpose of carrying on a particular business, such as catching and curing fish or working mines) of territory unoccupied by any other government or its citizens, the nation to which they belong may exercise such jurisdiction and for such period as it sees fit over territory so acquired. Downes v Bidwell, 182 US 244, 45 L Ed 1088, 21 S Ct 770.

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