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The Jordan River and International Law

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Abstract

“The development of international law, like that of private law, is determined by the development of human needs and human habits.”1 In recent years, there has been an immense change in human needs with a parallel increase in the use of water for irrigation and hydroelectric power. This new development has brought with it new problems of increasing importance and has given rise to serious conflicts of state interests concerning the use of international rivers. States, which, for one reason or another, could not satisfy their water needs within their national or state jurisdiction, have been tempted to divert water which in its natural course would flow into other states. This, entailing the altering of the physical characteristic of the river, can and does raise delicate legal problems.

Keywords

International Water Riparian State Indus Basin International River Nile Water 
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© Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, Netherlands 1968

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