This Article discusses the role of the Jordan River basin in the peace accord (Treaty) between the state of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. After reviewing past water disputes involving the Jordan River, the water allocation and management sections of the Treaty are compared with the Treaty's predecessor, the Main Plan. Even though it was never ratified, both Israel and Jordan tacitly conducted their respective water polices in accordance with the Main Plan. This discussion is followed by a comparison of the Treaty with the substantive and procedural requirements of the International Law Commission Draft Articles and other international water law theories: equitable utilization, no significant harm, and procedural duties. Based on this analysis, the author predicts that the Treaty will influence future water disputes in the area.
Fathallah, Raed Mounir
"Water Disputes in the Middle East: An International Law Analysis of the Israel-Jordan Peace Accord,"
Florida State University Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law: Vol. 12
, Article 5.
Available at: https://ir.law.fsu.edu/jluel/vol12/iss1/5