Environmental Protection of International Watercourses under International Law

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Routledge, 2016 M05 13 - 448 pages
McIntyre's work explains the legal means by which requirements of environmental protection influence the determination of a reasonable and equitable regime for allocating rights to riparian states to utilize shared freshwater resources. The work examines the means and processes by which environmental considerations can act upon the operation of the principle of equitable utilization. The volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the subject, outlining the development, scope and operation in general and customary international law of key rules of environmental protection.

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International Conventions
Decisions of Judicial and Arbitral Tribunals
Problems Principles and Terminology
The Principle of Equitable Utilization
The Rule on Prevention of Significant Harm
Equity and the Utilization of Shared Natural Resources
Factors Relating to the Equitable Utilization of International Watercourses
Rules of Customary and General International
Environmental Protection as a Factor in Determining

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Owen McIntyre lectures in Environmental Law, EU Law, International Law, and Comparative Law at University College, Cork, Ireland. He has published extensively in all areas of environmental law, in particular in relation to emerging principles of environmental law and environmental liability. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of Irish and International journals.

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