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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WORLD WATER DAY: Water is life, dignity, rights
March 22, 2017. On the occasion of the 2017 World Water Day, CICMA (Italian Committee for a World Water Contract) organizes a public seminar “Water is life, dignity, right. Confronting visions and proposals” drawing attention to the challenge of actually guaranteeing the human right to water. CICMA also wants to verify how Italy is facing [...] Read More

Access to drinking water around the world – in five infographics
Billions of people have gained access to clean and safe drinking water since 1990, but data show that huge inequalities remain March 17, 2017. How many people have access to clean and safe water? Where do they get it from, and how much do they pay for it? A new report by the World Health [...] Read More

New Delhi. Govt to announce new water policy soon
One of the major areas that the policy focuses on is the decentralised treatment of waste water and increasing use of recycle water March 12, 2017. Decentralising waste wat-er treatment across Delhi, introducing a groundwater bill, setting up of a water commission, and bringing a water device rating system are some of the novel steps [...] Read More