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Realising the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook - Arabic, French, Portuguese and Spanish

De Albuquerque, C. (2014)

Published in: 2014
Pages: 273

Human rights to Water & Sanitation

De Albuquerque, C.

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A product of six years of work, the goal of the handbook is to explain the meaning and legal obligations of these rights and to translate complex technical and legal language into accessible information. Designed for a broad audiences in the Global South and North, the information should be useful to civil society sanitation advocates, human right organizations, national and local offcials, service providers, and other stakeholders.

Content - Summary

Handbook objectives are to:

• clarify the meaning of the human rights to water and sanitation;
• explain the obligations that arise from these rights;
• provide guidance on implementing the human rights to water and sanitation;
• share some examples of good practice and show how these rights are being implemented;
• explore how States can be held to account for delivering on their obligations; and
• provide its users with checklists, so they can assess how far they are complying with the human rights to water and sanitation.

The target audiences for this Handbook are 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 organizations.

Besides the English Version, the Handbook is also available in Arabic, French, Spanish and Portuguese (

Bibliographic information

De Albuquerque, C. (2014). Realising the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook - Arabic, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Human rights to Water & Sanitation

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Arabic English French Guidelines and manuals Portuguese Public awareness, advocacy and civil society engagement (WG9) Spanish


00 Introduction

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01 Frameworks

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02 Finance

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03 Services

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04 Monitoring

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05 Justice

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06 Principles

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07 Checklists

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08 Sources

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