The Nile Basin Regime: A Role for Law

WATER RESOURCES PERSPECTIVES: EVALUATION, MANAGEMENT AND POLICY, Abdulraman S. Alsharhan, Warren W. Wood, eds., pp. 93-117, Elsevier, 2003

37 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2009

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Jutta Brunnée

University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

Stephen J. Toope

University of Cambridge

Date Written: July, 22 2009

Abstract

This article explores the gradual transition of the Nile Basin regime from one that operated in a tense, highly competitive political and legal environment to one that is characterized by greater cooperation, coordination and stability. Through the lens of an interactional concept of international law, and drawing on the legal theory of Lon Fuller, the article examines the factors that have helped shape this evolution. It posits that, in the case of the Nile Basin regime, the influence of law in transforming the identities and interests of states is one of these factors.

Keywords: Nile Basin, Environmental Law, Lon Fuller

Suggested Citation

Brunnée, Jutta and Toope, Stephen J., The Nile Basin Regime: A Role for Law (July, 22 2009). WATER RESOURCES PERSPECTIVES: EVALUATION, MANAGEMENT AND POLICY, Abdulraman S. Alsharhan, Warren W. Wood, eds., pp. 93-117, Elsevier, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1437704

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