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By Laurence Boisson de Chazournes

This e-book addresses the various ways that overseas legislations governs the makes use of, administration, and safety of unpolluted water. The overseas legislations of unpolluted water is such a lot comprehensively understood within the gentle of the various our bodies of norms acceptable to those various makes use of and capabilities.

The legislation of clean water has essentially built in the course of the end of treaties touching on foreign watercourses. but a couple of different criminal regimes additionally observe to the governance of unpolluted water. particularly, there was an expanding reputation of the significance of clean water to environmental security. the advance of overseas human rights legislations and foreign humanitarian legislations has additionally confirmed an important for making sure the sound and equitable administration of this source. additionally, the industrial makes use of of unpolluted water function prominently within the legislation appropriate to watercourses, whereas water itself has develop into a major portion of the exchange and funding regimes. those our bodies of ideas and rules not just floor in an array of dispute cost mechanisms, but in addition stimulate wider developments of institutionalization.

The booklet investigates the beginning and scope of those our bodies of norms as they observe to clean water, and demonstrates how they attach and adapt to each other, forming an built-in physique of foreign rules. This process is observed via an in depth research of the perform of states and of overseas corporations, bearing in mind the actions of the various non-state actors excited about the remedy of clean water.

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81 Agreement on the Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin (Chiang Rai, 5 April 1995; ILM 34 (1995)), Art II(3). ’ 83 ‘Les Etats parties . . prennent toute mesure destinée à: 1) maintenir les processus hydro-écologiques et les débits minimas essentiels et protéger la santé humaine et animale contre les polluants et les maladies d’origine hydrique . . ’, Water Charter of the River Niger Basin (2008), Art 11(1). ’ 85 Lake Lanoux Case. III. Codification and harmonization endeavours 25 In this way, it is the availability of water from a river for use downstream that is assured.

38 Case Relating to the Territorial Jurisdiction of the International Commission of the River Oder, Judgment, PCIJ Reports 1929, Series A, no 16, 27–8. 39 Case Relating to the Territorial Jurisdiction of the International Commission of the River Oder, 28. 40 The Oscar Chinn Case, Judgment, PCIJ Reports 1934, Series A/B, No 63, 83. 41 See Chapter 3 of this book. 42 Convention Concerning the Regulation of Fishing for Salmon in the Rhine Basin (Berlin, 30 June 1885), reprinted in W. Burhenne and E.

77 The principles of 74 Lake Lanoux Case, para 22. For a reading of these principles prior to the adoption of the UN Watercourses Convention, see, eg C. Bourne, ‘Procedure in the Development of International Drainage Basins: The Duty to Consult and to Negotiate’, Annuaire canadien de droit international, 10 (1972), 212–34; L. ’ in A. von Zeigler (ed), Internationales Recht auf See und Binnengewässer. Festschrift für Walter Müller (Zurich: Schulthess, 1993), 27–47. 76 See Case Concerning the Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros Project (Hungary v Slovakia), Judgment, ICJ Reports 1997, para 85; for a commentary see, eg J.

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