oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - International action to strengthen the right to water and sanitation : international developments



Recent actions by the United Nations (UN) human rights organs suggest a trend towards strengthening the international protection of the right to water and sanitation. These efforts have also met with vociferous opposition. Nevertheless, although regional approaches have varied, it is evident that access to water and sanitation is increasingly attracting international attention, after several decades of persistent agitation, advocacy and negotiation by various international and municipal actors.


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