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Call # K3498 .F74 2005
Title Fresh water and international economic law / edited by Edith Brown Weiss, Laurence Boisson de Chazournes and Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
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Descript. xxv, 480 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Series International economic law series
International economic law series (Oxford, England)
Summary/Abstract "This book addresses key issues that increasingly confront policy makers, tribunals, and arbitration bodies; focussing primarily on law, but including perspectives from economics, political science, and other disciplines. It examines such questions as: Are governments free to decide whether to export water resources? Can foreign investors sue host states for adopting measures to control water pollution? Can international trade rules be used to reduce water related subsidies? Can liberalization of water services affect human rights obligations relating to water supply? How do the procedural rights of states, individuals, affected communities, and investors affect decisions regarding the right to drinking water, the rights of investors to exploit water resources, and the rights of governments to protect their lakes, rivers, and groundwater?"--BOOK JACKET
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [455]-464) and index
Includes web resources
Subject Water resources development -- Law and legislation
Sustainable development -- Law and legislation
Water resources development -- Economic aspects
Alt Author Weiss, Edith Brown, 1942-
Boisson de Chazournes, Laurence
Bernasconi-Osterwalder, Nathalie
OCLC # 60418037
Table of Contents
1Cooperation or confrontation : sustainable water use in an international context / Urs Luterbacher, Ellen Wiegandt11
2Water transfers : a means to achieve sustainable water use / A. Dan Tarlock35
3Water transfers and international trade law / Edith Brown Weiss61
4The human right to water / Stephen C. McCaffrey93
5Water services at the WTO / Mireille Cossy117
6GATS and its impact on private sector participation in water services / Elisabeth Tuerk, Aaron Ostrovsky, Robert Speed143
7Economics of water services and the right to water / Henri Smets173
8Ground water regulation and water crisis rhetoric : Syria as a case study / Ronald Jaubert, Mohamed Al-Dbiyat193
9Water, agriculture, and subsidies in the international trading system / Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder207
10Water-related investment : a European perspective / Andreas R. Ziegler235
11International investment rules and water : learning from the NAFTA experience / Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder, Edith Brown Weiss263
12Water concessions and protection of foreign investments under international law / Serge Pannatier, Olivier Ducrey289
13Local communities and water investments / Philippe Cullet, Alix Gowlland-Gualtieri303
14Water and economics : trends in dispute settlement procedures and practice / Laurence Boisson de Chazournes333
15Transparency, public participation, and Amicus Curiae in water disputes / Makane Moise Mbengue, Mara Tignino367
App. ACommittee on economic, social and cultural rights, general comment no. 15, the right to water (articles 11 and 12 of the international covenant on economic, social and cultural rights), U.N. doc. E/C.12/2002/11, 26 November 2002407
App. BGeneral agreement on tariffs and trade 1994 (extracts)423
App. CGeneral agreement on trade in services (extracts)431
App. D1993 statement by the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States443
App. EInternational joint commission, protection of the waters of the Great Lakes : final report to the governments of Canada and the United States, 22 February 2000 (extracts)445
App. FNorth American Free Trade Agreement between the government of the United States of America, the government of Canada, and the government of the United Mexican States, chapter 11 (extracts)449