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Dispute Settlement Procedures and Fresh Water: Multiplicity and Diversity at Stake

  • Laurence Boisson de Chazournes
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Abstract

A diverse array of dispute settlement procedures aid the protection and management of fresh water, and their great number contributes to the clarification of applicable norms and principles. The multifaceted nature of fresh water is reflected in both the types of disputes that have arisen and the diversity of the settlement institutions. In particular, the opening of dispute settlement mechanisms to several actors and the emergence of specialized bodies constitute a noticeable phenomenon. While water disputes benefit from the trend favoring the creation of new international dispute settlement mechanisms, some dispute settlement procedures may present challenges with respect to compliance with their outcomes. However, the variety and number of available mechanisms suggest States’ commitment to ensuring the protection of fresh water through rule of law-based dispute settlement.

Keywords

World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Arbitral Tribunal Danube Delta Dispute Settlement Mechanism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Professor, Law FacultyUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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