Posts Tagged ‘human right to water’

Rights breakthrough: legal recognition of water and sanitation affirmed by UN

On 30th September 2010 the UN Human Rights Council, responsible for mainstreaming human rights within the UN system, adopted by consensus a resolution affirming that water and sanitation are human rights. Resolution A/HRC/15/L.14


Independent Expert addresses the Human Rights Council

On the 15 September 2010, Catarina de Albuquerque delivered a statement at the 15th session of the Human Rights Council, calling the GA resolution a breakthrough and introducing this year’s thematic report. (more…)

Human Rights Council to decide whether to pass resolution on the rights to water and sanitation

The Spanish and German delegation has raised a resolution on the rights to water and sanitation to be decided at the 15th Session of the Human Rights Council.