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The Utilization of International Groundwater in General International Law

Ximena Fuentes

in The Reality of International Law

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780198268376
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683510 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268376.003.0008
The Utilization of International Groundwater in General International Law

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This chapter examines the application of general international law on international groundwater issues. It analyses state practice with regard to the utilization of international groundwater to determine whether there is evidence of any applicable legal principles. It evaluates the application of the notion of ‘emergent customary law’ and the principle of hydrological cycle to the resolution of disputes concerning the use of groundwater.

Keywords: groundwater; international law; legal principles; customary law; hydrological cycle

Chapter.  10176 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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