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s.9 The UN Watercourses Convention and Instruments Dealing with the Management and Protection of Fresh Water Resources, Ch.22 The UN Watercourses Convention and International Economic Law

Brian McGarry

From: The UN Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses: A Commentary

Edited By: Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Makane Moïse Mbengue, Mara Tignino, Komlan Sangbana, Jason Rudall

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 January 2021

Subject(s):
Foreign Direct Investment — Regional trade — Canals — Lakes — Rivers

This chapter examines the connections between the UN Watercourses Convention and international economic law. It considers those interplays which may be implied in the object and purpose of the Convention, along with the Convention’s prospective interplays with specific regimes of international economic law, focusing in particular on hydraulic infrastructure and other public works undertaken by a riparian State, international trade, and foreign direct investment. The chapter also discusses the potential for normative integration in the treatment of economic remedies under the Convention, noting that under the Convention, it is possible for a regional economic integration organization to become a Contracting Party if its own Member States have transferred competence to it for this purpose.

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