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Más de 1.000 millones de personas carecen de acceso a agua potable. Dos mil quinientos millones de personas viven sin tener acceso a los servicios de saneamiento necesarios para reducir la exposición a las enfermedades relacionadas con el agua. El fracaso de la comunidad de ayuda internacional, de los Estados
This paper argues that access to a basic water
requirement is a fundamental human right implicitly and explicitly supported
by international law, declarations, and State practice. Governments, international
aid agencies, non-governmental organizations, and local communities should
work to provide all humans with a basic water requirement and to guarantee
that water as a human right. The paper is divided into the following sections:
- Is there a human right to water?
- Existing human rights laws, covenants, and declarations
- Defining and meeting a human right to water.