- Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:38 pm
This question refers to the last sentence of the first paragraph which states: "Recognition of the need for international cooperation in efforts to manage and protect rivers has led the United Nations’ International Law Commission (ILC) to develop a treaty structure for the uses of international watercourses." The following paragraphs then go into more detail about the ILC's Draft Articles. According to the passage, the ILC's Draft Articles "are intended as a set of guidelines for the creation of treaties governing the use of specific international watercourses." Thus, the Draft Articles are not "intended to serve in place of individual bilateral treaties between countries" as described by answer choice (A). They are not supposed to preclude the need for individual treaties. Rather, they are "principles to be followed in the formulation of the provisions of treaties" as described by answer choice (D). They are there to provide a model for individual treaties.
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