A summary and case brief of Spain v. France (Lac Lanoux Arbitration), including the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, key terms, and concurrences . The request for arbitration centers on the two countries’ dispute over Summary: Lake Lanoux is situated in southern France near the border of Spain. The lake. THE FACTS – This arbitration concerned the use of the waters of Lake Lanoux, in the Pyrenees. Briefly, the French Government proposed to carry out certain.

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Abstract this arbitration concerned the use of the waters of lake lanoux, in the pyrenees. Regarding the question whether France had taken Spanish interests into sufficient consideration, the Tribunal stressed that in determining the manner in which a scheme had taken into consideration the interests involved, the way in which negotiations had developed, the total number of the interests which had been presented, the price which each Party had been ready to pay to have those interests safeguarded, were all essential factors in establishing, with regard to the obligations set out in Article 11 of the Additional Act, the merits of that scheme.

Further, the Tribunal stated that the treaties did not constitute a reason to subjugate the general rule that standing and flowing waters are subject to the sovereignty of the state where they are located.

If, after having satisfied the actual needs of users recognized on each side respectively as regular, there remains at low tide water available where the frontier is crossed, such water will be shared in advance between the two countries, in proportion to the areas of the irrigable lands belonging to the immediate respective riparian owners, minus land already irrigated.

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In the ‘s, France began developing a plan to divert water from Lake Lanoux over a meter drop to generate arbittation energy. Water flows out of the lake in a single stream that joins the Carol River before crossing into Spain.

This arbitration concerned the use of the waters of lake lanoux, in the pyrenees. In any event, it was claimed that, under the Treaty, agbitration works could not be undertaken without the previous agreement of both parties.

It is fed by streams which have their source in French territory and which run entirely through French territory.

Although France would not have been allowed to unilaterally promote pac legitimate interests at the expense or injury of neighboring states, the tribunal did not identify a foreseeable injury to Spain.

Applicant d m harish memorial moot competition. Spain was opposed to any diversion of the waters of Lake Lanoux. As recently as the shorter oxford english dictionary still called the word chiefly scottish.

The Spanish Government asked the Tribunal to declare that the French Government should not execute works for the utilization of the waters of Lake Lanoux in accordance with the modalities and guarantees provided in the Electricite de France project, for if no agreement were previously arrived at between the two Governments on the problem of dealing with the said waters, the French Government would be committing a breach of the relevant provisions of the Treaty of Bayonne of May 26,and the Additional Act of the same date.


States is to place an essential restriction an the sovereignty of a State, and such restriction could only be admitted if there were clear and convincing evidence. What to do next… Unlock this case brief with a free no-commitment trial membership of Quimbee. The Treaty of Ancon signed by Chile and Peru in described the northern boundary between the states as “the river Sama from its source in the Cordilleras on the frontier of Bolivia to its mouth at the sea.

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The undersigned, plenipotentiaries of france and spain for the international delimitation of the. States, and the lac lanoux arbitration between france and spain. The upper section of the Danube River flows along the border between Baden and Wurttemberg, both of which were German federal states in Spain challenged the plan, arguing that the plan violated the Treaty of Bayonne of Treaty between the countries in that Arbitrtaion could not begin this kind of construction in the absence of a previous agreement between both countries.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Account must be taken of all interests, of whatsoever nature, which are liable to be affected by the works undertaken, even if they do not correspond to a right.

Spain v. France (Lac Lanoux Arbitration) Case Brief – Quimbee

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Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: The French Government asked the Tribunal to declare that it was correct in maintaining that in carrying out, without an agreement previously arrived at between the two Governments, works for the utilization of the waters of Lake Lanoux on the conditions laid down in the French project and proposals mentioned in the Compromis Arbitration Agreement of November 19,it was not committing a breach of the Treaty of Bayonne of May 26,and the Additional Act of the same date.

If that method necessarily involves communications, it cannot be confined to purely formal requirements, such as taking note of complaints, protests or representations made by the downstream State.

Reports of International Arbitral Awards, vol. The French Government proposed to carry out certain works for the utilization of the waters of the lake and the Spanish Government feared that these works would adversely affect Spanish rights and interests, contrary to the Treaty of Bayonne of May 26,between France and Spain and the Additional Act of the same date. The issue section includes the dispositive legal issue in the case phrased as a question.

The tribunal could not recognise such an absolute rule of construction. It is doubtful whether this principle is sufficiently corroborated by international practice to be established as a rule of customary international law cf. If lnoux work and concessions are to take place in a Commune contiguous to the border, the engineers of the other Country will have the option, upon proper notice given to them reasonably in advance, of agreeing to inspect the site with those in charge of it.

No contracts or commitments. The lac lanoux arbitration case involving france and spain shows how the process of prior consultation and negotiation has been interpreted by an international arbitral tribunal, not only as a treaty stipulation, specifically lanuox bayonne treaty of between france and spain, but more generally as a principle of customary law.

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Étang du Lanoux

The status under international law of the maritime areas. Lake Lanoux lies on the southern slopes of the Pyrenees, on French territory. A systematic enquiry into the relevant arbitral awards and court judgments discloses trends and the effectiveness of adjudication. Lake lanoux lies on the southern slopes of the pyrenees, on french territory.