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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“Water management in Europe: price and non-price approaches to water conservation
The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published a new study “Water management in Europe: price and non-price approaches to water conservation”, based on case studies from 8 countries (Denmark, Spain, France, Italy, Romania, Sweden, Cyprus and Germany). The first consideration is that the European study, as the title suggests, ignores the Human Right to Water [...] Read More

2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home, more than twice as many lack safe sanitation
12 July 2017 – Geneve / New York Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation, according to a new report by WHO and UNICEF. The Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report, Progress on drinking [...] Read More

Threats and violations of the human right to water in Conceição do Mato Dentro and Alvorada de Minas, Minas Gerais
Dossier-denunciation produced by the Collective Margarida Alves and by the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT). Brazil, Minas Gerais, 2017 The human right to drinking water is threatened, in Minas Gerais, by extracting minerals that consume a lot of water, pollute bogs and reduce the water resources available to communities for drinking ad human use. The Pastoral [...] Read More