Peace, Water and the Permanent Court of Arbitration: Supporting Dispute Settlement from the Rhine to the Corentyne
Article from: TDM 3 (2021), in Maritime Law
Transboundary water disputes have featured prominently in the exponential growth of activity at the Permanent Court of Arbitration ("PCA") over the last two decades. Part 1 of this article places the growth of the PCA in the context of its history, institutional structure and case activities. Part 2 illustrates, by reference to recent transboundary freshwater disputes, the role the PCA has played in relation to four aspects of case administration, namely (i) logistical support, (ii) constitution of tribunals, (iii) engagement of technical experts, and (iv) conduct of site visits. Part 3 ...