International Law and Interstate River Disputes
William W. Van Alstyne
Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School
California Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 596, 1960
This examination attempts to make sense of the few guidelines provided to states concerning the division of interstate rives for internal use. Applying principles of international law, the discussion revolves around a State’s absolute right to all waters within it territorial jurisdiction, the prohibition of a use which substantially affects other states, and apportionment of resources based on relevant considerations.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 28
Keywords: international law, river, natural resource
Date posted: September 13, 2011 ; Last revised: December 30, 2014