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

(2014)
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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.
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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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Murillo Chavarro, Jimena. “The Human Right to Water : a Legal Comparative Perspective at the International, Regional and Domestic Level.” 2014 : n. pag. Print.
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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},
}