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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 …