Harnessing international law to determine Israeli-Palestinian water rights: the Mountain Aquifer

E. Benvenisti, H. Gvirtzman

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Abstract

This article applies the generally accepted principles of international law to the specific case of the Mountain Aquifer, to the Middle East. The article outlines the legal aspects of a possible peaceful arrangement regarding the management of this crucial resource. An examination of the various suggestions that have been articulated by the parties towards the solution of the Arab-Israeli conflict reveals that not all of the suggestions require an assessment of the water rights under regular principles of international water resources law. This article examines the implications of the management of the Mountain Aquifer for only those options which would establish a separate legal entity for the Palestinians of the area, be it an autonomous terrtitory, an independent state, or a Jordanian-Palestinian confederation. -from Authors

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)543-567
Number of pages25
JournalNatural Resources Journal
Volume33
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993

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