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Helsinki Accords

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Social Sciences.

The Helsinki Accords of 1975 are a diplomatic agreement among thirty-five states that exerted significant influence on its communist signatories in the field of human rights. The Accords...

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Helsinki Accords

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Social Sciences.

The Helsinki Accords of 1975 are a diplomatic agreement among thirty-five states that exerted significant influence on its communist signatories in the field of human rights. The Accords...

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Helsinki Agreements (or Accords)

Edited by John P. Grant and J. Craig Barker.

in Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: International Law. 227 words.

This name is given to the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, opened at Helsinki

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Helsinki Accord and CSCE/OSCE

Patrice C. McMahon.

in Encyclopedia of Human Rights

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration. 4911 words.

In 1975 thirty-five heads of state from Europe and North America signed the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe

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Human Rights Watch

Edited by John P. Grant and J. Craig Barker.

in Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: International Law. 80 words.

The successor to Helsinki Watch, established after the Helsinki Agreements (or Accords) on Security and Cooperation in Europe of 1

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Part IV Fundamental Rights and Obligations, A Substantive Obligations, 11 The Obligation to Protect International Watercourses and Their Ecosystems

Stephen C. McCaffrey.

in The Law of International Watercourses

February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 18 pages. 9138 words.

This chapter looks at the obligation not to cause significant pollution to other states sharing freshwater resources, and of the emerging obligation to protect the ecosystems of...

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Part II Evolution and Theoretical Bases of the Law of International Watercourses, 5 The Contribution of the Law of Navigation

Stephen C. McCaffrey.

in The Law of International Watercourses

February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 34 pages. 17941 words.

This chapter examines the law of navigation on international waterways, its development, and the contribution it has made to the law of international watercourses more generally. The rules...

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Part II Evolution and Theoretical Bases of the Law of International Watercourses, 3 The Evolution of the Law of International Watercourses

Stephen C. McCaffrey.

in The Law of International Watercourses

February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 35 pages. 20150 words.

This chapter traces the history of the use of water by human societies, discusses impediments to the development of the law in this field, and introduces the theoretical challenge inherent...

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Part IV Fundamental Rights and Obligations, C Groundwater, 13 The Special Case of Groundwater

Stephen C. McCaffrey.

in The Law of International Watercourses

February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 25 pages. 12287 words.

This chapter explores the legal principles and rules that govern the use of shared groundwater resources. The different characteristics and behavior of groundwater would seem to justify...

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Part IV Fundamental Rights and Obligations, 8 Introduction: The 1997 United Nations Convention and its Precursors

Stephen C. McCaffrey.

in The Law of International Watercourses

February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 34 pages. 18685 words.

This chapter discusses the 1997 United Nations Watercourses Convention. The Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses was adopted by the United...

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Part I Introduction, 2 The Concept and Reality of the International Watercourse System

Stephen C. McCaffrey.

in The Law of International Watercourses

February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 33 pages. 16734 words.

This chapter examines the behavior of Earth’s water system and the concept of the international watercourse. Most of the water on Earth is in constant motion in the hydrologic cycle, which...

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Part IV Fundamental Rights and Obligations, A Substantive Obligations, 10 The Obligation to Prevent Harm to Other Riparian States

Stephen C. McCaffrey.

in The Law of International Watercourses

February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 40 pages. 23011 words.

This chapter focuses on the “no-harm” obligation. Article 7 of the 1997 UN Watercourses Convention provides that in utilizing an international watercourse, states have an obligation to...

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Part IV Fundamental Rights and Obligations, A Substantive Obligations, 9 Equitable and Reasonable Utilization

Stephen C. McCaffrey.

in The Law of International Watercourses

February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 23 pages. 13080 words.

This chapter examines the concept of equitable utilization. Equitable utilization is chiefly a doctrine governing apportionment, or allocation, of water between states sharing an...

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Part III Headquarters Agreements, 35 Legal Issues Related to International Military Headquarters

Steven Hill and Federica Favuzza.

in The Handbook of the Law of Visiting Forces

April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 11 pages. 6277 words.

This chapter provides a general overview of the types of international military headquarters (IMHQs) and their legal nature. IMHQs encompass a wide range of structures that are in use in...

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Art.10 The Right to Family Reunification

Jason M Pobjoy and John Tobin.

in The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

March 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 27 pages. 18316 words.

This section is about Article 10 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child dealing with The Right to Family Reunification.

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Part IV Fundamental Rights and Obligations, B Procedural Obligations, 12 Procedural Obligations

Stephen C. McCaffrey.

in The Law of International Watercourses

February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 17 pages. 8835 words.

This chapter addresses the procedural obligations relating to international watercourses. Even some of the most important “substantive” obligations have procedural components or aspects....

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Part III International Law in Asian and Pacific States, South and Central Asia, 29 Central Asian States

Marina Girshovich.

in The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Asia and the Pacific

September 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 30 pages. 15016 words.

This chapter describes the experiences of five Central Asian states—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan—with international law over the past three decades,...

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8 Environmental Regulation of Seabed Activities within and beyond National Jurisdiction

James Harrison.

in Saving the Oceans Through Law

September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 37 pages. 19479 words.

Chapter 8 considers the regulation of seabed activities within and beyond national jurisdiction. First, the legal framework for seabed activities within national jurisdiction is examined,...

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