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Prof. Stephen C. McCaffrey

Mr. Stephen C. McCaffrey
Distinguished Professor and Scholar
University of the Pacific
McGeorge School of Law

Biography Biography in PDF

International Watercourses
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses
This lecture covers the 1997 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses.   It first provides an overview of the background and content of the Convention, then examines the Convention’s influence.

Original Lecture
English  (28 minutes)

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University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
International Watercourses
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the
Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses
Outline of Lecture PDF document (11.5 KB)

Jurisprudence
Case concerning the Gabcíkovo-Nagymaros Project, 1997 I.C.J. 7.
Documents that are referred to during the lecture
  1. The 1997 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses, A/RES/51/229, Annex, reprinted in 36 ILM 700 (1997).
  2. International Law Commission, Draft articles on the Law of the non-navigational uses of international watercourses, with commentaries, 1994 Y.B. Int’l L. Comm’n, vol. 2, pt. 2, p. 89.
Recommended Reading
  1. Stephen C. McCaffrey, The International Law Commission Adopts Draft Articles on International Watercourses, 89 Am. J. Int’l L. 395 (1995).
  2. Stephen C. McCaffrey and Mpazi Sinjela, The 1997 United Nations Convention on International Watercourses, 92 Am. J. Int’l L. 97 (1998).
  3. Stephen C. McCaffrey, The Law of International Watercourses, second edition (Oxford University Press, 2007).