Article 29

29.1.2 International humanitarian laws applicable to armed conflict involving watercourses

Article 29 of the Convention does not provide an indicative list of the international laws of armed conflict that apply to the protection of water during time of war – however the core instruments of this branch of public international law (also known as International Humanitarian Law (IHL)) which apply are summarised in Figure 6.2.

422 For more extensive discussion on how these instruments interact with Article 29 see Wouters, Vinogradov and Magsig, ‘Water Security, Hydrosolidarity and International Law: ‘A River Runs through It’ at 121.

423 Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I), 8 June 1977.

424 Convention on the prohibition of military or any hostile use of environmental modification techniques, 10 December 1976.

425 Hague Convention No IV Respecting the Laws of Customs of War on Land (October 18 1907) Annex Art. 23.

426 Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II), 8 June 1977.


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