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

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Laurence Boisson de Chazournes

University of Geneva - Faculty of Law - Department of Public International Law

Mara Tignino

University of Geneva - Department of Public International Law, Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Boisson de Chazournes, Laurence and Tignino, Mara, Introduction: Research Collection on International Water Law (2015). Boisson de Chazournes, L., Tignino, M. International Water Law. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2015. p. 13-30. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2761465

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes

University of Geneva - Faculty of Law - Department of Public International Law ( email )

Geneva
Switzerland

Mara Tignino (Contact Author)

University of Geneva - Department of Public International Law, Faculty of Law ( email )

66, Boulevard Carl-Vogt
Geneva
Switzerland

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