Transboundary water law and vulnerable people: legal interpretations of the ‘equitable use’ principle

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Abstract

Vulnerable people require additional measures to ensure their water capabilities, as they have certain characteristics making them more vulnerable than others. As pointed out by recent studies, transboundary water access laws and policies do not sufficiently address the needs of vulnerable people. The prevailing legal arrangements often only address extrinsic vulnerability and forgo focusing on intrinsic vulnerability, which creates the need for different transboundary water legislation. This paper shows how international treaties can address the right to certain water capabilities by considering not merely the current but also future global populations into the creation of their transboundary agreements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)743-754
JournalWater international
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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