Road to 2015: The European Union and the Realisation of the Human Right to Water (V. Deloge)

Author

Vivien Deloge

Keywords

Human right, drinking water, sanitation, UN, EU, rights-based approach, EU institutional endorsement

Abstract

Following the recognition of the human right to drinking water and sanitation by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and Human Rights Council in 2010, one can wonder to what extent the normative content of the right to water is efficiently implemented in the European Union in accordance with the obligation of result laid down under Arts 11 and 12 of the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights. Adopting a rights based approach, this article considers the realisation of the quality, accessibility and affordability contents of the right to water in EU legislation and its compliance with Member States’ obligations under international and European human rights instruments, before examining the institutional endorsement of the right in the EU legal order.

Citation

(2012) 16 New Zealand Journal of Environmental Law 1.

Paper

Road to 2015: The European Union and the Realisation of the Human Right to Water