I once heard that water should not be considered a human right but a survival right. This simple statement can change the paradigm in which international law evolves toward the construction of an international groundwater legal framework, which today is nonexistent. As Professor Gabriel Eckstein describes in his most recent contribution to the law of transboundary water — The International Law of Transboundary Groundwater Resources, “Groundwater resources have historically been both neglected under and often omitted from international agreements and legal norms and therefore cursorily misunderstood among the lay, political, and legal communities.”
Eckstein, G. 2017. The international law of transboundary groundwater resources. New York City (New York): Routledge.
ISBN 9781138842984. 174 p.
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