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Silala Basin Dispute – Implications for the Interpretation of the Concept of International Watercourse
Silala Basin Dispute – Implications for the Interpretation of the Concept of International Watercourse

Author(s): Mihajlo Vučić
Subject(s): International Law
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Београду
Keywords: Shared water resources; International watercourses; ICJ

Summary/Abstract: This article deals with the concept of the international watercourse and legal rules that regulate management of shared water resources. It is prompted by the current dispute before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which raises the question of what is exactly the purpose of these rules and what should be the object of their protection. The interpretation of customary international law in this field points to the conclusion that even an artificially created international watercourse does not preclude the application of international law.

  • Issue Year: 65/2017
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 91-111
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: English