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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The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water – like Cape Town
11 February 2018 Cape Town is in the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to face the threat of running out of drinking water. However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just one extreme example of a problem that experts have long been warning about – [...] Read More

Right to water and water grabbing: the case of Osceola Township (Michigan)
Osceola Towhnship, February 4, 2018 – Global food conglomerate Nestle is in a battle with critics in tiny Osceola Township, Michigan where residents complain that the Swiss company’s water extraction techniques are ruining the environment. Ms Maryann Borden, a retired teacher who has lived in the western Michigan town since 1953, has photos documenting changes [...] Read More

Catalonia. Seven cities create an association of municipalities for “public water”
Barcelona, Jan 31 (EFE). – Barcelona, Badalona, Cerdanyola del Vallès, El Prat de Llobregat, Sabadell, Santa Coloma de Gramenet and Terrassa, the public companies Barcelona Ciclo del Agua and Aguas del Prat and the entity Ingeniería sin Fronteras have constituted today the Catalan Association of Municipalities and Entities for Public Water Management (AMAP). The constituent [...] Read More