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Towards rights-duties congruence: Extraterritorial application of the human right to water in the African human rights system

Bulto, Takele


Since 85 per cent of African freshwater comes from international rivers, the realisation of the newly emerging human right to water depends on the volume and quality of shared water resources. Each continental African State shares a river with at least one other State. Thus, a State has the capacity to hamper the realisation of the right in other co-riparian States by reducing the volume or polluting the shared river unless they are legally prevented from jeopardising the right abroad. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights


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