Revisiting the substantive rules of the law of international watercourses: an analysis through the lens of reciprocity and the interests of China

@article{Devlaeminck2018RevisitingTS,
  title={Revisiting the substantive rules of the law of international watercourses: an analysis through the lens of reciprocity and the interests of China},
  author={David J. Devlaeminck},
  journal={Water Policy},
  year={2018},
  volume={20},
  pages={323-335}
}
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses, 1997, finally entered into force in August 2014 after nearly 17 years. To explain this delay scholars point to, among other reasons, misconceptions of the substantive rules of equitable and reasonable use and the duty not to cause significant harm, particularly between upstream and downstream states. Reciprocity plays an important role within international law especially in treaties, where it… 
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