Full Product DetailsAuthor: Inga Winkler
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Dimensions: Width: 15.60cm , Height: 2.20cm , Length: 23.40cm
ISBN 10: 1849462836
Publication Date: 14 June 2012
Audience: College/higher education , Professional and scholarly , Tertiary & Higher Education , Professional & Vocational
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Table of Contents1 Introduction I. Lack of Access to WaterII. The Question of Prioritisation III. The Emergence of the Human Right to Water IV. Scope and Outline of the Book 2 Background: Water Availability and Competing Demands I. Water Availability and Quality II. Competing Water Demands A Challenge for Allocation III. Conclusion: A Question of Prioritisation 3 Legal Foundations of the Human Right to Water I. Human Rights Treaties II. Customary International Law III. General Principles IV. Conclusion 4 Legal Characteristics of the Human Right to Water I. Legal Nature of the Right to Water II. Obligations Arising from the Right to Water III. Normative Content of the Right to Water IV. Conclusion 5 Human Rights Implications for Water Allocation I. Introductory Remarks II. Framework for Prioritisation III. Different Water Uses and Their Link to Human Rights IV. Conclusion: Priorities in Water Allocation 6 Benefits of Understanding Water as a Human Right I. General Benefits of the Human Rights Framework II. Possibility of Judicial Enforcement III. Conclusion 7 Conclusion and Outlook Bibliography United Nations Documents Conference Reports General Assembly Economic and Social Council Commission on Human Rights Human Rights Council Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights Human Rights Committee Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Committee on the Rights of the Child Other Bodies Miscellaneous Documents
... an impressive overview of the development of the right and substantial insights into its meaning and application.The Human Right to Water ... provides an authoritative analysis of the foundations, nature and implications arising from the recognition of the right to water. The book contains an impressive survey of the topic looking at both the legal nature of the right and the challenges of prioritisation. Importantly, Winkler concludes that the human right to water is legally binding therefore providing an important accountability mechanism and tool to improve water supply...an important contribution to the scholarship in this area and...essential reading for human right scholars and practitioners.Rebecca BatesInternational Human Rights Law Review1 (2012)
Inga T Winkler is a Legal Adviser to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation based at the German Institute for Human Rights. She is also a lecturer at the University of Dusseldorf, Germany.
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