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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Ghana establishing the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources
January 24, 2017. The Ghana’s Governement create a specific Ministry dedicated to sanitation and water resources. For the Coalition of Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS), “This is a dream come true as we have been calling for this for many years. It is our hope that this will go a long way [...] Read More

Human Rights Council’s new resolution adopted on september 29, 2016
Decides to extend the mandate of the current mandate holder as Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation for a period of three years, and encourages the Special Rapporteur to promote the full realization of the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, in accordance with the mandate set [...] Read More

New Mexico City constitution rejects privatization of water services
January 16, 2017. The members of the legislative assembly that is currently drafting Mexico City’s new constitution voted in favor of maintaining the public status of the provision of local water services, according to press reports. According to Mexican daily El Universal, the legislators voted to write article 21 of the new constitution so that [...] Read More