In December WaterLex launched its new handbook “The Human Rights to Water and Sanitation: An annotated selection of international and regional law and mechanisms”, published in English and Spanish. The handbook compiles and annotates extracts from international law and mechanisms, thereby demonstrating how the various frameworks contribute to the realisation of those rights.

This handbook targets civil society, parliamentarians, government officials and other actors to help a better understanding of the broader context of the rights to water and sanitation with the aim of strengthening their work in these areas at national level.

The first part of the book features the topics at an international level. In this part, the book is structured into five main themes: The international human rights framework, soft law, the international humanitarian law framework, international environmental law and international labour law.

The second part of the book takes a closer look at the different regions: the African continent, the inter-American framework, the Asia-Pacific region and the European framework.

For more information on the book please visit this page.

To read the pdf version in English please click here.

For the pdf version in Spanish please click here.

The publication was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), and the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development (SDC).