- Canals — Lakes — Rivers — Marine environment, protection — General principles of international law
This Annex presents the text of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses, adopted on 21 May 1997. The Convention consists of seven parts and a total of thirty-seven articles. Part I (Articles 1–4) covers the scope, use of terms, watercourse agreements and Parties to watercourse agreements. Part II (Articles 5–10) deals with general principles such as equitable and reasonable utilization and participation, obligation not to cause significant harm, and regular exchange of data and information. Part III (Articles 11–19) is concerned with planned measures; Part IV (Articles 20–26) with protection, preservation, and management; Part V (Articles 27 and 28) with harmful conditions and emergency situations; and Part VI (Articles 29–33) with dispute settlement, conflict management, and security. Part VII (Articles 34–37) includes the final clauses. There is also an Annex on arbitration covering Articles 1–14.
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