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Recent Developments in Environmental Jurisprudence Affecting Water in Africa

March 2018

Citation: ELR 10230

Author: Emmanuel Ugirashebuja

This Comment is a compendium of select recent cases pertaining to water in Africa, and details how these cases have contributed to the interpretation of the legal framework within which water is utilized and protected as a “common good.” The most notable issues dealt with in these cases include the use and protection of water as a common good; how other rights, such as the right to property, interface with the use and protection of water; and important jurisdictional questions on the most appropriate forum for adjudicating water

Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja is the President of the East African Court of Justice and a member of the Interim Global Judicial Institute on the Environment.

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