International Water Governance
Freshwater as a phenomenon in international law is notoriously multifaceted. Water appears as a public good, and also as an economic good; it appears as a human right and also as a state’s right; it is susceptible to the principle of sovereignty over natural resources and it appears also – against all odds– in the common heritage discourse.
At the level of practical application there are the different usages of water according to well-tried lists (including domestic use, food production, industry, hydropower), and multiple legal regimes applying to, or designed for, one or more of these usages. The combination of variables yields a fantastically wide-ranging picture, both in legal substance and procedure. The project focuses on points of intersection between water usages, doctrinal categories and normative regimes.
- Catherine Brölmann
- Regarding the aspects of natural resources and human rights, the present project is linked to that of Corina Heri The Emerging Human Rights of Peasants
mr. dr. C.M. (Catherine) Brölmann