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Legislative Texts and Treaty Provisions Concerning the Utilization of International Rivers for other Purposes than Navigation

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This volume, prepared by the Division for the Development and Codification of International Law of the Legal Department of the Secretariat of the United Nations, is the twelfth in the United Nations Legislative Series, a systematic collection of those national legislative texts which deal with matters of international concern and constitute evidence of the practice of States in the field of international law. The purpose of this series is to fill a gap in international documentation by gathering together materials which are at present widely scattered and often difficult of access. The preparation of such a collection has been advocated by many official and unofficial bodies, and was recommended by the International Law Commission in its report of 29 July 1950. The content of this volume concerns the regime of the high seas, one of the three topics selected by the International Law Commission for early codification.

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Introduction (English)

On 21 November 1959 the General Assembly adopted resolution 1401 (XIV), in which it expressed the opinion that it was desirable to initiate preliminary studies on the legal problems relating to the utilization and use of international rivers with a view to determining whether the subject was appropriate for codification. To that end, it requested the Secretary-General to prepare and circulate to Member States a report containing, among other things, information provided by Member States regarding their laws and legislation in force in the matter and, when necessary, a summary of such information, together with a summary of existing bilateral and multilateral treaties relating to the subject.

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