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The Reality of International LawEssays in Honour of Ian Brownlie$
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Guy S. Goodwin-Gill and Stefan Talmon

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198268376

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268376.001.0001

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The Utilization of International Groundwater in General International Law

The Utilization of International Groundwater in General International Law

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(p.177) Chapter 8 The Utilization of International Groundwater in General International Law
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The Reality of International Law
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Ximena Fuentes

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268376.003.0008

This chapter examines the application of general international law on international groundwater issues. It analyses state practice with regard to the utilization of international groundwater to determine whether there is evidence of any applicable legal principles. It evaluates the application of the notion of ‘emergent customary law’ and the principle of hydrological cycle to the resolution of disputes concerning the use of groundwater.

Keywords:   groundwater, international law, legal principles, customary law, hydrological cycle

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