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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CETA and Water. A Guide for Activists
Public services are one of the key controversial topics in CETA to be approved by the European Parliament this autumn, and in many national parliaments next year. So hopefully we could help a bit. European Water Movement and Food & Water Europe just published a guide for activists on Water and CETA You can download [...] Read More

Protect Water: Boycott Nestlé
The Council of Canadians recently launched a campaign to boycott Nestlé as a result of its abusive practices in Ontario and British Columbia . Many parts of southern Ontario and British Columbia have recently faced drought conditions. Yet Nestlé, a giant bottled water corporation, continues to pump millions of litres of water from watersheds in [...] Read More

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