Samenvatting: 

The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council decision 2/104 of 27 November 2006 on human rights and access to water in which the Council requested the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to conduct a detailed study on the scope and content of the relevant human rights obligations related to equitable access to safe drinking water and sanitation under international human rights instruments, taking into account the views of States and other stakeholders. In conducting the study, OHCHR has sought written submissions from various stakeholders, including States, intergovernmental organizations, national human rights institutions, non-governmental organizations, experts, and representatives of the private sector. OHCHR also organized a one-day open consultation to discuss human rights and access to safe drinking water and sanitation and attended relevant expert and other meetings. The inputs received during the consultation process have informed the preparation of the study. The present report reviews international human rights obligations related to the provision of safe drinking water and sanitation. It discusses their scope and content, nature and monitoring, and points to areas needing further elaboration. The report ends with conclusions and recommendations to further strengthen and implement human rights obligations related to access to safe drinking water and sanitation.

Uitgever: 
UN - United Nations USNew York
Datum: 
2007
Taal: 
EN
Sectie: 
Water in de Wereld - algemeen
Locatie: 
W-ALG-E26
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