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Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
May 21, 1997
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001249)
Title (French)

Convention sur le droit relatif à l'utilisation des cours d'eau internationaux à des fins autres que la navigation

Title (Spanish)

Convención sobre el derecho de los usos de los cursos de agua internacionales para fines distintos de la navegación

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen über das Recht der nichtschifffahrtlichen Nutzung internationaler Wasserläufe

Place of adoption
New York
Depository
UN United Nations
Language
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
Aug 17, 2014
Subject
Sea, Water
Keyword
Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings EIA Environmental planning Alien species PIC-prior informed consent Military activities Water users' associations Early warning system/emergency intervention system Data collection/reporting Marine resources management Freshwater resources management International relations/cooperation Water quality standards Waterworks Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution Pollution control Ecosystem preservation Dispute settlement
Abstract

Objectives: To codify international law regarding non-navigational uses of international watercourses and encourage its development. Summary of provisions: This Convention is a framework Convention adopted with a view to ensuring the utilisation, development, conservation, management and protection of international watercourse and the promotion of their optimal and sustainable utilisation for present and future generations. Part I defines terms and sets the framework for the conclusion of watercourse agreements between watercourse States. Part II provides the general principles that are to guide the Parties in their utilisation of watercourses. Are included equitable and reasonable utilisation and participation, obligation not to cause significant harm to other watercourse States, obligation to co-operate, and regular exchange of readily available data and information on the conditions of the watercourse. Part III sets out a notification procedure for planned measures which have possible adverse effects on other watercourse States, and Part IV deals with, inter alia, protection and preservation of ecosystems, prevention, reduction and control of pollution, introduction of alien or new species, and protection and preservation of the marine environment. Part V further deals with harmful conditions and emergency situations, and Part VI with international watercourses and installations in time of armed conflict, data vital to national defence or security, non discrimination, and settlement of disputes.

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Denmark - -
Finland -
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Germany -
Greece - -
Guinea-Bissau - -
Hungary -
Iraq - -
Ireland - -
Italy - -
Jordan -
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Libyan Arab Jamahiriya - -
Luxembourg -
Montenegro - -
Morocco - -
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Netherlands -
Niger - -
Nigeria - -
Norway -
Palestinian Authority - -
Paraguay - - -
Portugal -
Qatar - -
South Africa -
Spain - -
Sweden - -
Syrian Arab Republic
Tunisia -
United Kingdom - -
Uzbekistan - -
Venezuela, Boliv. Rep. of - - -
Viet Nam - -
Yemen - - -

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