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Third WaterLex WWW 2018 session: Refugees and Migrants

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 ...
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Indigenous people speaking on “Promoting Ecosystem Protection and Human Rights”

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 ...
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Promoting Ecosystem Protection and Human Rights: Women and Children

  In a series of three sessions, WaterLex hosted events together with OHCHR and IDB, as well as Caritas, WfWp and GIZ, on the topic of “Protecting Ecosystem Balance and Human Rights” during World Water Week. Each session focused on a particular group. The first session was on Women and ...
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Presentation on HRBA to water & new publication on good practices in Central America

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, ...
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WWW: Water, Women and El Corredor Seco

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 ...
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WaterLex at Stockholm World Water Week

Women, children, indigenous people, refugees and migrants – these are the different groups of people that have been presented by WaterLex, OHCHR and IDB this week at Stockholm World Water Week, platforming the topic of “Leaving No One Behind” through our sessions on Ecosystem Balance and Human Rights.   Our ...
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Expert Consultation on 16-17 Geneva convened by Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation of forcibly displaced persons

WaterLex, Chukwuebuka Edum was invited to the Expert Consultation through Dr. Mara Tignino. The event was organised under five-thematic topics: The need to integrate the human rights to water and sanitation into reception policies and destination countries Challenges to the enjoyment of human rights to water and sanitation by international ...
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Expert Consultation on the principle of accountability in the context of the human rights to drinking water and sanitation.

WaterLex, Cynthia Bleu-Lainé has participated in this expert consultation organized by the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Léo Heller on 14-15 May 2018, Geneva. The Human Rights to water and sanitation have a considerable importance in the SDGs 6. In this context, ...
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2018 Events

9 May 2018: WaterLex 4th Scientific Committee Meeting, WMO Geneva WaterLex will hosts its 4th Scientific Committee Meeting at Geneva headquarters. Members include a select group of prestigious academic experts in the human rights to water and sanitation arena 9 May 2018: WaterLex General Assembly, WMO Geneva WaterLex will presents ...
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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 ...
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Celebrating Human Rights Day: Talking about people’s access to water and sanitation

Celebrating Human Rights Day: Talking about people’s access to water and sanitation   The 10th of December is observed every year to remember the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. To mark the occasion this December WaterLex organised an event to ...
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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 ...
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