International Protocol for the human right to water and sanitation
The Campaign Water Human Right Treaty aims engage the States parties to ratify a legal instrument able to realize the human right to water by UN resolution of July 2010 as a universal, autonomous and specific human right , defining binding norms and States’ obligations to achieve the right to water at minimum level to guarantee the dignity of the life. The instrument proposed is a Second Optional to International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights signed by States, which defines on the substantial and the procedural levels, how to achieve the right.
We want a new international legal instrument able to establish binding norms for the implementation of the human right to water and sanitation as universal and specific human rights. The proposal is to identify, through the mobilization of citizens, a group of States and Institutions willing to open negotiations.
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The Protocol on the human right to water and sanitation counteracts current tendencies towards commodification of water, financialization of water, water and land grabbing, and states discretion in realizing those human rights.
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The Protocol introduces important innovations, such as the quantification of the vital minimum amount of water corresponding to the human right that needs to be guaranteed free of charge by the State, a pricing policy discouraging overconsumption and waste, the right to sue the State for violations of the human right.
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Subscribe the Protocol, support advocacy actions, join the International Support Committee, create a Support Committee in your country. Binding our States to support and subscribe such a Protocol is a responsibility to be taken on by each of us, as member of Humanity.
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Movements in Guatemala share the Protocol proposal
The Guatemala movements and grassroots associations are very active on the issue of water in these days. Beside the discussion of the law proposal on water, they are also discussing the Protocol proposal in several communities and areas. The Italian NGO Fratelli dell’Uomo and its partners are promoting the discussion of the Protocol and we [...] Read More

Presentation of the Protocol at the SIDI conference, Parma 9 – 10th June
The Protocol proposal will be presented at the SIDI (Italian Society of International law and law of the European Union)  conference in Parma on the 9th and 10th of June by professor Tullio Scovazzi as main architect of the proposal together with Cicma. Here the program of the conference – Program Share

The indigenous and water movements in Guatemala present a project of law on water
On the 4th of May – Congreso del la Republica , salon de Pasos Perdido, the Popular community Autoridades Ancestrales  and other social movements of Guatemala part of the Group Aqua Vida Y Territorio, presented the proposal of law in water that has been prepared by the social movements and many grassroots organizations in Guatemala. [...] Read More