Source: Middle East Institute
Author(s): Amal Kandeel
Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/content/article/egypt-s-stability-threatened-ethiopian-dam-defies-international-norms
It is a travesty of unspeakable proportions that in the 21st century the construction of a mega-hydropower-generation project, the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)—whose reservoir can store almost all the annual flow of a transboundary river, the Nile—has been underway for over seven years without an independent, comprehensive transboundary Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) conducted first. This situation continues in defiance of international norms governing interstate relations, international environmental law, human rights law and sustainable development customary law.
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