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Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses: A Commentary

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ISBN13: 9780198778769
To be Published: December 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £150.00



The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses plays a crucial role in protecting and managing international watercourses and other sources of fresh water. Boisson de Chazournes, Mbengue, Tignino, and Sangbana head a team of experts in this Commentary, examining the travaux préparatoires leading to the Convention and the practice that has developed since the adoption of the Convention in 1997. Tackling the rationale and objectives of the provisions, they offer crucial insights to the Convention's impact on the development of a universal regime for shared water resources.

Examining cross-cutting topics such as the core water principles, the prevention and settlement of water disputes, the relationship between the Convention and other legal instruments, as well as the role of the ICJ and other judicial means to solve water disputes, this book is crucial to all those who seek a deep understanding of water law.

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Subjects:
Environmental Law, Energy and Natural Resources Law
Contents:
Preface, L. Boisson de Chazournes, M. M. Mbengue, M. Tignino, K. Sangbana
Introduction: The Path to the UN Watercourses Convention and Beyond, S.C. McCaffrey
Section 1: Nature and Aims of the UN Watercourses Convention
1: The Choice of a Framework Convention (Preamble), S. Doumbe-Bille and F. Paccaud
2: Scope of the Convention (Article 1), M. Arcari
3: Definitions and Use of Terms (Article 2), A. Rieu-Clarke
Section 2: The UN Watercourses Convention and other Fresh Water Agreements
4: The Relationship between the Convention, Existing and Future Fresh Water Agreements (Articles 3 and 4), M.M. Mbengue
Section 3: General Principles of the UN Watercourses Convention
5: Equitable and Reasonable Utilization and Factors Relevant to Determining Such Utilization (Articles 5 and 6), L. Caflisch
6: The Obligation not to Cause Significant Harm (Article 7), S.M.A. Salman
7: General Obligation to Cooperate and Regular Exchange of Data and Information (Articles 8 and 9), C. Leb
8: Relationship between Different Kinds of Uses (Article 10), M.M. Mbengue
Section 4: Planned Measures
9: Information and Notification Concerning Planned Measures (Articles 11-16); Consultations and Negotiations Concerning Planned Measures (Article 17); Procedures in the Absence of Notification and Urgent Implementation of Planned Measures (Articles 18 and 19), K. Sangbana
Section 5: Protection, Preservation and Management
10: Protection and Preservation of Freshwater Ecosystems (Articles 20-23), O. McIntyre
11: Management (Article 24), D. Ziganshina
12: Regulation (Article 25), T. Henshaw and R. Paisley
13: Installations (Article 26), D. Azaria
Section 6: Harmful Conditions and Emergency Situations
14: Prevention and Mitigation of Harmful Conditions and Emergency Situations (Articles 27 and 28), R. Moynihan and B.-O. Magsig
Section 7: Miscellaneous Provisions
15: International Watercourses and Installations in Time of Armed Conflicts; the Obligation of Cooperation and Indirect Procedures; Exchange of Information and Protection of Data and Information Vital to National Defence or Security (Articles 29-31), M. Tignino
16: Access to Justice and the Principle of Non-Discrimination (Article 32), R. Greco
Section 8: Prevention and Settlement of Disputes
17: The Settlement of Disputes through Non-Judicial Means (Article 33.1-33.9), A. Tanzi and G.M. Farnelli
18: The Settlement of Disputes through Judicial Means (Article 33.10 and the Annex on Arbitration), L. Boisson de Chazournes
Section 9: The UN Watercourses Convention and Instruments Dealing with the Management and Protection of Fresh Water Resources
19: The Interplay between the UN Watercourses Convention and the Law on Transboundary Aquifers (Article 2), F. Sindico and L. Movilla
20: The Interplay between the UN Watercourses Convention and the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, J.G. Lammers
21: The Interplay between the UN Watercourses Convention and International Environmental Law, J. Rudall
22: The UN Watercourses Convention and International Economic Law, B. McGarry