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Title:The legal regime of Lake Chad
Author:Yerokun, Olusegun
Year:1983
Periodical:Annals of Borno
Volume:1
Pages:159-167
Language:English
Geographic terms:Niger
Nigeria
Cameroon
Chad
Subject:river basin organizations
Abstract:Borno State shares her borders with three former French West African States, the Republics of Niger, Chad and Cameroun. These three countries with Nigeria share the territorial control of Lake Chad. Although the lake is used by these countries, it has its sources in only three of them. The Niger Republic does not contribute any flow into the Lake. The administration of the conventional basin involves the legal and administrative machineries set up at both national and international level. The legal regime of the Lake is controlled by the Convention between the four riparian States and national laws. The legal provisions of these laws sought to reconcile the individual interests of the countries bordering the Lake and balance them with the community interests. The joint exploitation and utilisation of water resources of Lake Chad follows from the concept of African unity, as enshrined and articulated in the Charter of the OAU. Sections: The establishment of the legal regime at national level - The establishment of the international legal regime - The main provisions of the statute - The agreement and the Helsinki rules - The principles of good neighbourliness. Notes.
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