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Researcher: 
Mitchell
Signature/Entry into Force/Termination
Signature Date (yyyy-mm-dd): 
1909-01-11
Signature Year: 
1909
Signature Place: 
Washington
Signature-2nd bilateral: 
Entry into force (EIF) Date: 
1910-05-05
Terminated?
Term Date: 
Treaty Name and Text
Agreement Name: 
Treaty Between The United States And Great Britain Relating To Boundary Waters, And Questions Arising Between The United States And Canada
Alternative Treaty Names: 
Convention Concerning the Boundary Waters Between the United States and Canada, Washington
Possible Sources (additional): 
LEX-FAOC024142; RS-X:5158; http://www.ijc.org/rel/agree/water.html
Treaty Type
Multilateral / Bilateral / Other - New: 
Agreement Type Level 3: 
E (environment) Code (agreement is environmental or not): 
Environmental
Source for E (environmental) code: 
Title
Text used for E (environmental) coding: 
Treaty Between The United States And Great Britain Relating To Boundary Waters, And Questions Arising Between The United States And Canada
Specific words used to code agreement as E (environmental): 
water/ waters/boundary/boundary waters
Lineage
Lineage: 
Not Yet Assigned
Sequence: 
100.000
Secretariat and auspices
Legacy
Hidden fields
Version: 
2007.10
Inclusion Auto-Generated: 
BEA - Bilateral Environmental Agreements
Subject: 
FreshwaterResources/Territory
Category: 
ENV
Lang1: 
EN.txt
Deletable
Treaty Text (legacy)
Core Filename: 
1909-USCanadaBoundaryWaters
Notes (incl. non-URL source for text): 
Treaty relating to the boundary waters and to que stions arising along the boundary between Canada and the United States made between His Majesty, King Edward VII, and the United States, signed at Washington on January 11, 1909, and the protocol of May 5, 1910, in the Schedule. The preliminary article gives a definition of "boundary waters". The Parties agree that the navigation by inhabitants of the two countries of all navigable boundary waters shall forever continue free and open for the purposes of commerce (art. I). Each of the High Contracting Parties reserves the exclusive jurisdiction and control over the use and diversion, whether temporary or permanent, of all waters on its own side of the line which in their natural channels would flow across the boundary or into boundary waters, but it is agreed that any interference with or diversion from their natural channel of such waters on either side of the boundary, resulting in any injury on the other side of the boundary, shall give rise to the same rights and entitle the injur ed parties to the same legal remedies as if such injury took place in the country where such diversion or interference occurs (art. II). Article III and IV provide for approval of waterworks and diversions in boundary waters by the International Joint Commission of the United States and Canada, established under article VII. Articles V and VI contain arrangements relative to specified watercourses. The International Joint Commission shall have jurisdiction over and shall pass upon all cases invo lving the use or obstruction or diversion of the waters with respect to which under Articles III and IV of this Treaty the approval of this Commission is required, and in passing upon such cases the Commission shall be governed by the rules set out in article VIII. The Joint Commission shall also act as dispute resolution body in questions regarding this Treaty between the Parties or their inhabitants.
Date text posted to IEA: 
200501
Member Code: 
USA,GBR,
Members: 
United States,United Kingdom,
OrigMEAgrees: 
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