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The human right to water: a legal comparative perspective at the international, regional and domestic level

Jimena Murillo Chavarro (2014)
abstract
This thesis summarises the history of the human right to water and examines its main content and the obligations that derive from this right. The main purpose of the recognition of the human right to water is to guarantee to everyone access to sufficient, safe and affordable drinking water to satisfy personal and domestic uses. This thesis discusses whether the human right to water is recognised as a derivative right or as an independent right at three levels – at universal, regional and domestic law - where human rights are acknowledged and enforced. For national law a case study approach has been used with focus on Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Colombia. Additionally, the human right to water is examined in a transboundary water context, where the use and management of an international watercourse in one riparian state can directly or indirectly affect the human right to water in another riparian state. For this reason, this thesis analyses whether the core principles of international water law can be used as a tool to contribute to the realisation of the extraterritorial application of the right to water.
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author
promoter
UGent
organization
year
type
dissertation
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Colombia, Argentina, Bolivia, African Commission, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, European Court of Human Rights, Human right to water, International water law., extraterritoriality, affordability, availability, Chile, Access to drinking water
pages
378 pages
publisher
Ghent University. Faculty of Law
place of publication
Ghent, Belgium
defense location
Gent : Aula Universiteit
defense date
2014-06-11 17:00
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
D1
copyright statement
I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
id
5698186
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-5698186
date created
2014-09-08 09:26:47
date last changed
2017-01-16 10:46:49
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  abstract     = {This thesis summarises the history of the human right to water and examines its main content and the obligations that derive from this right. The main purpose of the recognition of the human right to water is to guarantee to everyone access to sufficient, safe and affordable drinking water to satisfy personal and domestic uses. This thesis discusses whether the human right to water is recognised as a derivative right or as an independent right at three levels -- at universal, regional and domestic law - where human rights are acknowledged and enforced. For national law a case study approach has been used with focus on Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Colombia.
Additionally, the human right to water is examined in a transboundary water context, where the use and management of an international watercourse in one riparian state can directly or indirectly affect the human right to water in another riparian state. For this reason, this thesis analyses whether the core principles of international water law can be used as a tool to contribute to the realisation of the extraterritorial application of the right to water.},
  author       = {Murillo Chavarro, Jimena},
  keyword      = {Colombia,Argentina,Bolivia,African Commission,Inter-American Court of Human Rights,European Court of Human Rights,Human right to water,International water law.,extraterritoriality,affordability,availability,Chile,Access to drinking water},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {378},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Law},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {The human right to water: a legal comparative perspective at the international, regional and domestic level},
  year         = {2014},
}

Chicago
Murillo Chavarro, Jimena. 2014. “The Human Right to Water: a Legal Comparative Perspective at the International, Regional and Domestic Level”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Law.
APA
Murillo Chavarro, J. (2014). The human right to water: a legal comparative perspective at the international, regional and domestic level. Ghent University. Faculty of Law, Ghent, Belgium.
Vancouver
1.
Murillo Chavarro J. The human right to water: a legal comparative perspective at the international, regional and domestic level. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Law; 2014.
MLA
Murillo Chavarro, Jimena. “The Human Right to Water: a Legal Comparative Perspective at the International, Regional and Domestic Level.” 2014 : n. pag. Print.