The Importance of International Water Law to the Successful Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative: Evidence from Central Asia

  • Imad Antoine Ibrahim


This chapter seeks to answer the following question: Could China push countries that are members of the Initiative to pursue cooperation over transboundary freshwaters on the basis of international water law? The chapter will highlight that international water law constitutes an appropriate regulatory framework on the basis of which China can base the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative in the case of sharing freshwaters with a third country and in the situation where the Initiative is being implemented in countries sharing freshwaters.


International Water Law China Belt and Road Initiative Central Asia Transboundary Water Governance 


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  • Imad Antoine Ibrahim
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  1. 1.Sant’Anna School of Advanced StudiesInstitute of Law, Politics and Development (Dirpolis)PisaItaly
  2. 2.gLAWcal—Global Law Initiative for Sustainable DevelopmentEssexUK

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