{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

4-7 - Why Water 1 Fundamental Right In November 2002 the...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Why Water? 1. Fundamental Right: In November 2002, the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights affirmed that access to adequate amounts of clean water for personal and domestic uses is a fundamental human right of all people . In its General Comment No. 15 on the implementation of Articles 11 and 12 of the 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Committee noted that “the human right to water is indispensable for leading a life in human dignity. It is a prerequisite for the realization of other human rights .” 2. A Scarce Resource: “although water is special, both its provision and use will respond to economic and market signals” (Economist, July 17, 2003) 3. I do water. 4. It is not oil.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon