Exploring China's Transboundary Water Treaty Practice Through the Prism of the UN Watercourses Convention
Huiping Chen , Alistair Rieu-Clarke & Patricia Wouters (2013): Exploring China's transboundary water treaty practice through the prism of the UN Watercourses Convention, Water International, 38:2, 217-230
Posted: 11 Dec 2013
Date Written: April 9, 2013
China shares 40 major transboundary watercourses with 16 countries. This paper surveys China’s transboundary water treaty practice and compares it to the core principles of the 1997 UN Watercourses Convention (UNWC). Despite a growing watercourse treaty practice stretching back some 60 years, China’s agreements in this field are relatively unsophisticated. The authors conclude that China’s transboundary water treaty practice would benefit from some of the guidelines set forth under the UNWC.
Keywords: international law; treaty practice; China; transboundary waters; UN
JEL Classification: [comma]
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