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TitleReport of the independent expert on the on the issue of human rights obligations related to access to safe drinking water and sanitation
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsDe Albuquerque, C
Pagination21 p.
Date Published2010-06-29
PublisherUnited Nations
Place PublishedNew York, NY, USA
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, access to water, human rights, legislation, policies, private sector, sdipol

The report focuses on the human rights obligations and responsibilities which apply in cases of non-State service provision of water and sanitation. She begins with an overview of the role that non-State service providers play in delivering water and sanitation throughout the world. She continues by outlining the human rights obligations of States and the responsibilities of non-State service providers and highlights three main areas where challenges can be faced in this regard: decision-making, operation of services, and accountability and enforcement. The author emphasizes that the human rights framework does not express a preference over models of service provision, but insists that in all instances, the human rights to water and sanitation be guaranteed. The final section of the report contains conclusions and recommendations.

NotesIncludes references and notes
Custom 1202.3, 302.3
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