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Wave of Corruption: Corruption Laws and Water Access

Wessex Institute of Technology Press, Forthcoming

Albany Law School Research Paper No. 30 of 2011-2012

13 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2011 Last revised: 14 Oct 2011

Alexandra R. Harrington

Albany Law School; CISDL

Date Written: October 12, 2011

Abstract

Water is essential for human life and functioning. At the international and domestic level, it is well known that water is not accessible to all. There are many societal, structural and legal reasons for this lack of access, to say nothing of the lack of access to clean water rather than simply water itself.

This paper will shift the focus of water-based discussions to examine the relationship between access to water and legal regimes regarding corruption. Using international, regional and domestic corruption and water laws, this paper will analyze which regimes are applicable to corruption involving water access and how applicable regimes might be used to prevent corruption involving water access. From this analysis will come suggestions as to ways that existing corruption and other legal regimes could be strengthened to provide for more specific penalties involving corruption and water resources.

Keywords: water law, water resources, water access, corruption

Suggested Citation

Harrington, Alexandra R., Wave of Corruption: Corruption Laws and Water Access (October 12, 2011). Wessex Institute of Technology Press, Forthcoming; Albany Law School Research Paper No. 30 of 2011-2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1942849

Alexandra R. Harrington (Contact Author)

Albany Law School ( email )

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Albany, NY 12208
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