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TitleLegal resources for the right to water : international and national standards
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsJones, H, Langford, M, Khalfan, A, Fairstein, C
Secondary TitleSource / COHRE
Volumeno. 8
Pagination135 p.
Date Published2004-01-01
PublisherCentre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE)
Place PublishedGeneva, Switzerland
Keywordsaccess to water, human rights, international level, legislation, national level, sdipol, standards, water rights

This publication addresses the human right to water in its complete form, entitling all persons to sufficient, safe
and affordable water, accessible from their homes. It indicates the disparity between officially recognised binding norms and the actual practice. It also highlights the need for civil society and communities denied sufficient water to hold governments to their legal and political commitments. It is a survey of international, regional and national legal provisions and case law that give effect to the human right to water. It serves as a training manual to provide governments, international organisations and civil society with the legal resources they need to implement, or advocate, the right to water. The publication provides a commentary on the implications of these legal resources and describes approaches for implementation of legal standards on the right to water.

NotesBibliography: p. 131-133
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