Nile Water Rights

An International Law Perspective

Authors: Wehling, Philine

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  • Comprehensive legal assessment of existing treaty law on the Nile
  • Analysis of the 2010 Cooperative Framework Agreement for the Nile with recommendations for amendment
  • Significant contribution to the concretization of the principle of equitable and reasonable utilization, through its application to the Nile
  • Review and weighing of factors and circumstances relevant for determining equitable and reasonable utilization of the Nile
  • Update on the current state of international water law, valuable for academics and practitioners alike
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The book provides a comprehensive assessment of the law governing the use and management of the Nile and considers, more broadly, how international water law can guide the development of a legal and institutional framework for cooperation over shared freshwater resources. It defines the current state of international water law and discusses the content of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses. On this basis, it assesses the Nile water treaties and the 2010 Cooperative Framework Agreement for the Nile, and examines their compliance with international law, with a specific focus on the legal consequences of South Sudan's secession from Sudan. Moreover, the book recommends important amendments to the 2010 Agreement. Building on these recommendations, it addresses the implementation of the principle of equitable and reasonable use regarding the Nile, illustrating the extent to which the principle can provide a conceptual framework for regulating water use. The book is a valuable resource for academics and practitioners alike as it combines legal assessment with a discussion of how international water law principles can be implemented in practice.

About the authors

Philine Wehling is a Legal Officer at the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) in Rome. Previously, she worked as a Legal Specialist at the Legal Office of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, providing legal advice and legislative assistance to governments on freshwater resources and agriculture. She further served as a Legal Advisor at the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection in Berlin. Wehling received her doctoral degree in law from the University of Heidelberg. Her doctoral dissertation on international water law was published in the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law Series and received the Margot-und-Friedrich-Becke Prize in 2018.

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“​Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding international law related to the Nile River basin, including its evolution, current challenges and future prospects.” (Professor Alistair Rieu-Clarke, Chair in Law, Law School, Northumbria University, Newcastle)
 
“A true must-read for anyone interested in the developing Nile River legal and institutional regime and in how to implement international water law principles and guidance at the transboundary river basin level. Most notably, the book operationalizes the principle of equitable use and applies it to the Nile, pointing the way forward for the cooperative management of the river’s resources.” (Stefano Burchi, Chairman of the Executive Council, International Association for Water Law (AIDA))

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nile Water Rights
Book Subtitle
An International Law Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-60796-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-60796-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-60795-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 319
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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