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TitleLe droit a l'eau
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsSmets, H
Paginationviii, 158 p. : 17 boxes, 4 fig., 11 tab.
Date Published2002-03-15
PublisherAcademie de l'Eau
Place PublishedNanterre, France
Keywordsbasic needs, belgium, chile, drinking water, financing, france, human rights, international level, ireland, legislation, national level, poverty, sdipol, south africa, united kingdom

The right to water, i.e. to a limited quantity of drinking water to satisfy basic human needs, is officially recognized under international law and is implemented in national laws. The report describes many measures taken to enforce the right to water, mainly in favour of the poor. It provides details of legal measures taken to implement the right to water in France, Belgium, Ireland, United Kingdom, Chile and South Africa and provides many examples of measures in force in other countries. The report concludes that there is a need to reaffirm the right to water for all and implement it at national and international levels and that there is a pressing obligation to increase international aid to facilitate provision of drinking water to rural populations in developing countries.

NotesIncludes references
Custom 1202.1, 202.4
Translated TitleThe right to water

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