The preservation of freshwater ecosystems of international watercourses and the integration of rules - an interpretative mechanism

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Abstract

This paper proposes a framework for the operationalization of Article 31(3)(c) of the Vienna Convention to guide an interpretation of the obligation to preserve ecosystems of international watercourses under the 1997 UN Watercourses Convention together with the relevant environmental protection provisions in the Ramsar and Biodiversity Conventions. An interpretation of the obligation to preserve freshwater ecosystems that takes into account subsequent development in other relevant treaty regimes reinforces international legal understanding on the preservation of ecosystems and strengthens the normativity of the obligation to preserve.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-165
Number of pages10
JournalWater International
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

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