The Nile Basin Cooperative Framework Agreement the Beginning of the End of Egyptian Hydro-Political Hegemony

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Abadir Ibrahim

St. Thomas University - School of Law

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

In May 2010, upper riparian states of the Nile opened the Nile Basin Cooperative Framework Agreement for signature. The article argues that despite the fact that the agreement is presented as a legal treaty, it is rather a counter-hegemonic move by the upper riparian states. While the 'agreement' will fail as a legal instrument, especially with the lower riparian states not participating, it is very likely to succeed in promoting a counter hegemonic narrative. Any further effects will depend on other countervailing factors.

Keywords: International watercourses law, Nile, Ethiopia, Egypt, Nile Basin Cooperative Framework, Water War, hegemony

Suggested Citation

Ibrahim, Abadir, The Nile Basin Cooperative Framework Agreement the Beginning of the End of Egyptian Hydro-Political Hegemony (2011). Missouri Environmental Law and Policy Review (MELPR), Vol. 18, No. 2, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2202880 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2202880

Abadir Ibrahim (Contact Author)

St. Thomas University - School of Law ( email )

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