Peaceful Uses of International Rivers: The Euphrates and Tigris Rivers Dispute

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Transnational Publishers, 2002 - Law - 504 pages
This book by a renowned environmental lawyer and scholar proposes a regime scheme that is not only based soundly on existing treaties concerning access rights to fresh water, but also on the human rights of persons dependent on rivers and lakes for water and food. Focusing on the Tigris-Euphrates basin, which is shared by Iraq, Syria, and Turkey, Professor Elver explores the transnational arrangements among these three countries for the allocation of river resources. The author clearly exposes the potential for conflict, and sets forth the role that international law can play in resolving such conflict and protecting the human rights of local populations. Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

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A former Legal Director for the Ministry of Environment in Turkey and faculty member of the University of Ankara Law School, Hilal Elver is currently a lecturer at Rutgers University Law School.

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