Water Justice News: Right to Water

 

Fox News reports, “Civil society groups in Peru plan to begin a national march on Thursday (Feb. 2) to pressure lawmakers to ban mining in the headwaters of river basins, a contentious issue in one of the world’s top sources of base and precious metals. Supporters of the march also want Peru’s constitution to recognize […]

 

The Sacramento Press reports, “Catarina de Albuquerque, the Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation for the United Nations human right council, has issued a four-page memo warning Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson that local officials could be violating the human rights of the homeless people living within the city. In […]

 

Last September, we shared the great news that the recognition of the right to water in the Mexican Constitution had been approved by the Senate and sent to local congresses for their vote. Now, we are able to share this update that we have achieved a majority of local congresses that favour this reform.
Press release, […]

 

New Delhi, January 17: Even as a revised National Water Policy is being awaited Planning Commission of India has come up with a draft National water Framework Law. The document mentions that since National Water Policy has no legal standing a law will enable various state governments to enact their own policies and laws related […]

 

New Delhi, January 17: Today Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee held pre-Budget consultations with the members of Civil Society Organisations. Nearly 30 presentations were made on different aspects of the social sectors. With respect to the Water Sector some brief interventions were made at the meeting by CSO members.
Noted social activist Medha Patkar, National Convener, National […]

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