Inaugural lecture by Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes - L’Eau en droit international : entre singularité et pluralité - Collège de France Editions
Publication of the inaugural lecture by Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes at the Collège de France
The Geneva Water Hub is pleased to announce the publication of the inaugural lecture by Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, entitled L'eau en droit international : entre singularité et pluralité (Paris, Collège de France/Fayard, 2023).
Essential to life and human activity, freshwater is a concern in international law. Its regulations, initially devoted to rivers shared between several States, gradually shifted towards other sources of water. Today, its scarcity, the need for a sustainable allocation of its uses, its use as a weapon of war, its vulnerability to environmental degradation or the prevention of disputes are all issues that call for a mobilization and strengthening of international law.