International and National Framework for Water Law

Philippe Cullet and Sujith Koonan

in Water Law in India

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780198070818
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080762 | DOI:
International and National Framework for Water Law

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This chapter discusses several areas comprising the basic structure of water law. It starts with a brief section on international water law documents, covering only those instruments directly relevant in India. It includes some provisions related to the human right to water as well as some key soft law documents. The next section covers domestic instruments. It deals with several basic topics of water law, including the fundamental right to water and the basic constitutional scheme for determining the jurisdiction over water, from the local to the national level. The final section considers some of the basic principles and concepts of water law.

Keywords: international water law; human rights; soft law; jurisdiction

Chapter.  14600 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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