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State Succession To Territorial Obligations: The Case Of South Sudan And The 1959 Nile Waters Agreement, Mohamed S. Helal Dec 2012

State Succession To Territorial Obligations: The Case Of South Sudan And The 1959 Nile Waters Agreement, Mohamed S. Helal

Mohamed S. Helal

South Sudan’s independence has increased the number of Nile riparian States to eleven. Unfortunately, the Nile remains without an all-inclusive legal regime to regulate its use and to ensure that this indispensible natural resource is conserved for future generations. What, therefore, are the legal obligations of the newborn Republic of South Sudan regarding the Nile River? Specifically, this paper asks whether the Egyptian-Sudanese Nile Waters Agreement of 1959 has devolved onto South Sudan. This paper looks to the law of State succession to treaties to answer to this question. This is a field of international law that is beset with …


Unjustifiable Expectations: Laying To Rest The Ghosts Of Allotment-Era Settlers, Ann E. Tweedy Feb 2012

Unjustifiable Expectations: Laying To Rest The Ghosts Of Allotment-Era Settlers, Ann E. Tweedy

Ann E. Tweedy

When the Supreme Court decides whether a tribe has jurisdiction over non-members on its reservation or addresses the related issue of reservation diminishment, it often refers implicitly or explicitly to the non-Indians’ justifiable expectations. The non-Indians’ assumed expectations arise from the fact that, when Congress opened up reservations to non-Indians during the allotment era, its assumption, and presumably that of non-Indians who purchased lands on reservations during that period, was that the reservations would disappear due to the federal government’s assimilationist policies, along with the tribes who governed them. To refute the idea that such non-Indian expectations were justifiable, I …


Succession, The Obligation To Repair And Human Rights; The European Court Of Human Rights Judgment In The Case Of Bijelic V. Montenegro And Serbia, Benjamin E. Brockman-Hawe Jan 2010

Succession, The Obligation To Repair And Human Rights; The European Court Of Human Rights Judgment In The Case Of Bijelic V. Montenegro And Serbia, Benjamin E. Brockman-Hawe

Benjamin E. Brockman-Hawe

What happens when a state breaches its international obligations and then ceases to exist? Does its obligation to repair the harm caused by the breach devolve to a new state that occupies part of the territory of an old state? Can a new state be held accountable for violations that took place before the entry into force of the treaty with respect that state? This comment examines the European Court of Human Rights’ (hereinafter 'the Court' or 'the ECHR') encounter with the law of state succession, specifically succession to treaty obligations and succession to responsibility for wrongful acts of a …