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What does CHM stand for?

CHM stands for Common Heritage of Mankind

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The President said 'Knowledge is common heritage of mankind and peoples of all nations and communities have contributed to the building of this pyramid as it does not belong exclusively to any one nation or any geographical area''.
71 KZA1145 Tuerk (a judge and former vice-president of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg, Germany) compiles various articles he has written on law of the sea topics, including the evolution of the law of the sea, the results of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, the rights of coastal states, the principle of the common heritage of mankind, the situation of landlocked states, the role of the International Tribunal, waning freedom of the seas, and recent phenomena like the resurgency of piracy and terrorism at sea.
The controversial heart of UNCLOS is its declaration of the deep seabed outside national jurisdiction as "the common heritage of mankind," with profits derived from it to be shared by all countries.
Many would see this as a legitimate question to ask at a time when the industrialization of world beat is moving in the same direction as a pharmaceutical industry that rips off the medical knowledge of the shaman, treats patentable drugs as "the common heritage of mankind," and seeks in some cases to actually patent plant genes for its biotechnology sector.
Article 136 of the treaty declares: "The Area and its resources are the common heritage of mankind.