An exploration of fairness in international law through the Blue Nile and GERD

Yihdego, Zeray and Rieu-Clarke, Alistair (2016) An exploration of fairness in international law through the Blue Nile and GERD. Water International, 41 (4). pp. 528-549. ISSN 0250-8060

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2016.1196321

Abstract

The principle of fairness operates alongside lofty principles of international law, such as equity and justice. However, these concepts often face criticism for being too vague to shed any meaningful light on the practical interpretation and implementation of international law within specific fields. By analysing the cooperation between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on the Blue Nile, this paper seeks to address such criticism. It suggests that the concept of fairness does have value as a framework for analysing both commitment and compliance in international law; and that exploring specific contexts, such as legal developments related to the Blue Nile, helps give it further meaning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fairness, law of international watercourses, Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Nile
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2018 11:01
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 11:01
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/35229

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