Systematic index of international water resources treaties, declarations, acts and cases, by basin  Vol. II | Land Portal

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November 2018
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In 1978 the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) published a Systematic Index of International Water Resources Treaties, Declarations, Acts and Cases by Basin (Legislative Study No. 15). The Index covered some 2000 international legal instruments the earliest dating from the year 805 and the most recent 1977. It was designed to complement the specialized documentation produced by the United Nations system of organizations in the field of international water resources law.<p></p>The methodology followed in the preparation of this publication is the same as that followed in the preparation of the 1978 publication. Accordingly, the material compiled has been organized chronologically and tabulated with an indication, for each instrument, of the substance covered and of the water bodies, territories and basins concerned, together with the source of reference and any relevant remarks and annotations. The material compiled covers the period from the year 1648 to-date. In addition, Annexes have been included to provide for the identification of those legal instruments by basin, by country and by region. A detailed explanation of the mode in which this research was carried out and how the tabulated information is to be read is given in the Explanatory Note which follows.<p></p>

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