UN experts voice concern over adverse impact of free trade and investment agreements on human rights

 

10th June 2015 TTIP Confirmed by a statement of 10 UN international experts and made public these days, the threats to human rights and particularly the human right to water, the ratification of the agreements liberalization as TTIP on which the European Parliament will talk tomorrow on June 10.

 

TheInternational Protocol forthe human rightto water and santitation, if ratifiedby the states, is an important tool to combat this threat tostate sovereignty and national laws that have upheld the human right to water and allows local community making breachesof the law.

 

“While trade and investment agreements can create new economic opportunities, we draw attention to the potential detrimental impact these treaties and agreements may have on the enjoyment of human rights as enshrined in legally binding instruments, whether civil, cultural, economic, political or social. Our concerns relate to the rights to life, food, water and sanitation, health, housing, education, science and culture, improved labour standards, an independent judiciary, a clean environment and the right not to be subjected to forced resettlement“.

 

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