- The Caspian Sea and the legal issue of territorial waters
- What is the background to the legal dispute over the Caspian Sea?
- What are the key legal arguments and frameworks that the dispute draws upon?
- What is the current status of the dispute?
- Is there a likelihood of a settlement that would be acceptable to all parties?
- Do you have any advice to lawyers with interests in the region? Are there other world regions facing similar disputes?
Environment analysis: The collapse of the Soviet Union into separate states left the inland Caspian Sea as a body of water with claims made upon it by a number of the new nations. Assessing legal distinctions including the difference between a sea and a lake, Barbara Janusz-Pawletta, of the German-Kazakh University in Almaty, the standing UNESCO chair on water management in Central Asia, outlines where the dispute is headed and the legal frameworks by which it might be resolved.
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