Environmental Protection of International Watercourses under International Law  book cover
1st Edition

Environmental Protection of International Watercourses under International Law

ISBN 9781138273825
Published September 30, 2016 by Routledge
448 Pages

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Book Description

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.



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.


'This is a fascinating study of the principles of international watercourses law and the place of environmental protection within this area of law. It is highly interesting intellectually, extensively researched and presented with skill and care. It should serve as a very useful source of reference for those interested in international watercourses law in general and the interplay between environmental protection of international watercourses and their equitable utilisation in particular.' Surya P. Subedi, University of Leeds, UK 'Finally! A new book addressing one of the most important issues of current day: the effective management of the world's water resources, with a particular focus on the rules of international law. Providing an examination of the rules of both water and environmental law, as well as the theroretical and practice-based foundations for their evolution, this work will be useful to students of international law who wish to deepen their knowledge of the evolution and current status of water law.' Patricia Wouters, Dundee UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science 'Well written and logically laid out, the book takes the reader through the minefield of legal complexity associated with any challenge to state sovereignty. It is an essential read for a wide range of users, whether insight into complex legal arguments, clear and logical explanation of the critical components of international water law, or an investigation into what can be legally and thus morally defended. In short, the book is a welcome addition to the library of any person with a serious interest in the problematique of managing waters that flow across international political borders.' Anthony Turton, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria, South Africa 'The book has excellent referencing in terms of the international conventions, cases, articles and subject matter referred by to by the author...its contents may act as inspiration for the resolution