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Title:The Nile Waters Question in International Law
Author:Farran, C.D.O.
Periodical:Sudan Notes and Records
Geographic terms:Egypt
international law
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Politics and Government
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Inter-African Relations
Abstract:The author's conclusion is that the 1929 Nile Waters Agreement was valid in its origin, but had censed to be so through failure to adapt itself to changes in fundamental circumstances. The Sudan was thus not bound by it but should have called on Egypt to agree to its being legally tested by the International Court of Justice. The Nile remains an international river, treaty or no treaty. Therefore the Sudan must pay a reasonable regard to the rights of Egypt, just as Ethiopia has to do to those of the Sudan. But for Egypt to have insisted on a strict observance of the 1929 Agreement, which had become obsolet through a fundamental change of circumstances, is wholly unreasonable and therefore contrary to international law. Notes.