Publisher description for Fresh water and international economic law / edited by Edith Brown Weiss, Laurence Boissonde Chazournes, and Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder.


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Fresh Water and International Law analyzes the impacts of the international economic and legal framework on domestic fresh water resource management and protection. It discusses the effects water services liberalization have on human rights obligations relating to water supply, and provides
an overview of the settlement of water-related disputes. Are governments free to decide whether or not 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 or eliminate water related
subsidies? Do rules on the liberalization of water services affect domestic and international 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?



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Water resources development -- Law and legislation.
Sustainable development -- Law and legislation.
Water resources development -- Economic aspects.