Introduction: Research Collection on International Water Law
Boisson de Chazournes, L., Tignino, M. International Water Law. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2015. p. 13-30
19 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2016
Date Written: 2015
This research collection, International Water Law, aims to draw attention to areas where the contribution of international law to water issues has been particularly evident in recent decades and where it will continue to contribute. Therefore, following the parts devoted to the identification and analysis of the notions and principles governing the law on transboundary water resources, the collection focuses on the pillars of the management and protection of international watercourses, lakes and groundwaters. The subsequent parts deal with specific issues such as human rights, the protection of the environment, the relationship between water and international economic law, as well as water and international human rights law. These topics highlight the interaction between international water law and other areas of international law, as well as the fact that international water law should be concerned with all water resources, whether they are transboundary or not. The relationship between the principles and norms of international water law and other areas of international law brings into sharp focus the need for a systemic interpretation of the law applicable to water resources.
Keywords: International water law, human rights, environmental protection
JEL Classification: K33
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