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Pictured above: All the participants in the panel: Huda Abdullah, Cynthia Bleu-Lainé, Osman El Hajjé, Marie-Thérèse Pictet Althann and Hani Al-Aswadi. WaterLex participated in a panel at a side event organised by Ius Primi Viri International Association, at the United Nations on Wednesday 19th September. The event, titled “The Right to Water in Humanitarian Situations”, discussed the […]

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The third and final World Water Week session on “Promoting Ecosystem Protection and Human Rights”focused on the groups of Refugees and Migrants. This session, like the previous, were co-hosted by WaterLex, OHCHR and IDB, as well as University of Geneva, Geneva Water Hub, IOM and UNHCR. The main case studies included South Sudanese refugee Maiwen […]

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In the second session on “Promoting Ecosystem Protection and Human Rights” during World Water Week, the focus was on Indigenous Peoples (read about our first session on focusing on Women and Children by clicking here). The second session was also well attended, and a different mix of people. Like the first session on Women and Children, […]

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As World Water Week continued in Stockholm, WaterLex participated in a session on “Nature-Based Solutions for Water: A Smart Approach to Disaster Risk”, together with Swiss Water Partnership, CSD Engineers, Caritas Switzerland, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Direction Générale de L’Eau Genève, and Swiss NGO DRR Platform. In this session, Cynthia Bleu-Lainé, Programme Manager, and Amanda Loeffen, […]

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On the opening day of World Water Week 2018 in Stockholm, Géraldine Gené (WaterLex) presented on “Water, Women and El Corredor Seco” in a session on Tapping into collective wisdom: Gender sensitive development and water ecosystems hosted by Stockholm International Water Institute, UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme, Australian Water Partnership, and Women for Water Partnership. The human rights […]

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New WaterLex Handbook: The Human Rights to Water and Sanitation: An annotated selection of international and regional law and mechanisms

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 […]

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NHRI’s from Georgia and Armenia in cooperation with WaterLex

The Ombudsman of Georgia recently launched a new project to monitor implementation of the rights to access to drinking water and sanitation, and to conduct relevant awareness-raising campaigns across the country. Special attention will be paid to the availability of drinking water and sanitation in regional education institutions. The project was based on the Public […]

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World Toilet Day 2017 – Wastewater

One of the main causes of drinking water pollution and diarrhoea incidences is open defaecation. Still about 2.5 billion people do not use an improved sanitation facility, and about 1 billion people practise open defaecation. This requires an urgent need to promote effective wastewater treatment and disposal. For the occasion of World Toilet Day 2017 […]

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