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Title (Primary) The rising role of regional approaches in international water law: Lessons from the UNECE water regime and Himalayan Asia for strengthening transboundary water cooperation
Author Moynihan, R.; Magsig, B.-O.;
Journal Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law
Year 2014
Department UPR;
Volume 23
Issue 1
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T34;
UFZ wide themes RU6;
Abstract The contribution of regional approaches to the international law of transboundary watercourses is currently being investigated with elevated interest. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) area and Himalayan Asia are two key focus regions for testing new legal approaches and enhancing understanding of how existing regional regimes function and contribute to the development of international water law. The UNECE Water Convention, together with an entourage of hard and soft water instruments, appears to be the most sophisticated legal regime addressing freshwater cooperation. Within Himalayan Asia, where the water crisis is augmenting the already tense political situation, the current state of affairs for implementing a more progressive regional approach is examined. Studying the structurally different and challenging Himalayan context furthers our understanding of hurdles regarding the transferability of regional concepts. This article identifies gaps in our current perception of the role for regional approaches in international water law and outlines pathways for addressing them.
ID 14783
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=14783
Moynihan, R., Magsig, B.-O. (2014):
The rising role of regional approaches in international water law: Lessons from the UNECE water regime and Himalayan Asia for strengthening transboundary water cooperation
RECIEL 23 (1), 43 - 58