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International Watercourses Law in the Nile River Basin - Three States at a Crossroads

Author
Woldetsadik T.K.
Date
2013
Source
IUCN (ID: MON-087422)
Publisher | Place of publication
Routledge | Abingdon, UK
ISBN
978-0-415-65767-9
Pages
301 p.
Document type
Monography/book
Language
English
Country/Territory
Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia
Subject
Water
Keyword
Transboundary effects International relations/cooperation Freshwater resources management Basin/catchment/watershed
Basin
Nile
Abstract

In this book the author examines the multifaceted legal regulation of the Nile. He re-constructs the legal and historical origin and functioning of the British Nile policies in Ethiopia by examining the composition of the Anglo-Ethiopian Treaty of 1902, and analyses its ramifications on contemporary riparian discourse involving Ethiopia and Sudan. The book also reflects on two fairly established legal idioms - the natural and historical rights expressions – which constitute central pillars of the claims of downstream rights in the Nile basin; the origin, essence and legal authority of the notions has been assessed on the basis of the normative dictates of contemporary international watercourses law. Likewise, the book examines the non-treaty based claims of rights of the basin states to the Nile waters, setting out what the equitable uses principle entails as a means of reconciling competing riparian interests, and most importantly, how its functioning affects contemporary legal settings.

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