Author
DE ALBUQUERQUE, C.

Year of Publishing
2014

Publisher
UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation

Institution
UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation

Realising the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation: A Handbook

Description:

This Handbook is the product of six years of work by the first UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation. It explains the meaning and legal obligations that arise from these rights, translating the often complex technical and legal language into accessible information.

This Handbook clarifies the meaning of the human rights to water and sanitation, explains the obligations that arise from these rights and provides guidance on implementing the human rights to water and sanitation. It also shares some examples of good practice, shows how these rights are being implemented and explores how States can be held to account for delivering on their obligations. Finally, the handbook provides a series of checklists, so that readers can assess how far they are complying with the human rights to water and sanitation.

The Handbook is primarily for governments at all levels, donors and national regulatory bodies. It provides information that will also be useful to other local, regional and international stakeholders, including civil society, service providers and human rights organisations.

The Handbook is presented in nine booklets, each of which addresses a particular area of activity:
1: Introduction
2: Frameworks (Legislative, regulatory and policy frameworks)
3: Financing (Financing, budgeting and budget-tracking)
4: Services (Planning processes, service providers, service levels and settlements)
5: Monitoring
6: Justice (Access to justice)
7: Principles (Non-discrimination, equality, information, participation, sustainability)
8: Checklists
9: Sources (Glossary, Bibliography, Index)

Booklets 2-7 contain checklists for the State and other actors to assess whether the State is complying with the requirements of the human rights to water and sanitation.


Bibliographical Information:

DE ALBUQUERQUE, C. (2014) Realising the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation: A Handbook. , UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation , UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation


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Book 1: Introduction
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Book 2: Frameworks
pdf • Size: 1.21 MB

Book 3: Financing
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Book 4: Services
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Book 5: Monitoring
pdf • Size: 1.04 MB

Book 6: Justice
pdf • Size: 1.25 MB

Book 7: Principles
pdf • Size: 2 MB

Book 8: Checklists
pdf • Size: 1.02 MB

Book 9: Sources
pdf • Size: 0.63 MB

Poster: Integrating the human rights to water and sanitation into planning processes
pdf • Size: 0.21 MB

Poster: Key roles and responsibilities in planning for water and sanitation provision
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