UN/ILC THE LAW OF THE NON-NAVIGATIONAL USES OF INTERNATIONAL WATERCOURSES *
INTRODUCTIONArticle 1(1)Scope of the present articles
|1. The present articles apply to uses of international watercourses and of their waters for purposes other than navigation and to measures of conservation related to the uses of those watercourses and their waters.|
Article 2(2)Use of terms
|2. The use of international watercourses for navigation is not within the scope of the present articles except in so far as other uses affect navigation or are affected by navigation.|
For the purpose of the present articles:
|a) 'International Watercourse' means a watercourse, parts of which are situated in different states.|
|b) 'Watercourse' means a system of surface and underground waters constituting, by virtue of their physical relationship, a unitary whole and flowing into a common terminus.|
|c) 'Watercourse State' means a state in whose territory part of an international watercourse is situated.|
* International Law Commission, Forty Third Session, 29 April-19 July 1991.
(1) Initially adopted as article 3.
(2) Subparagraph (c) was initially adopted as article 3.