Water and sanitation are a human right!

Water is a public good, not a commodity. We invite the European Commission to propose legislation implementing the human right to water and sanitation as recognised by the United Nations, and promoting the provision of water and sanitation as essential public services for all. The EU legislation should require governments to ensure and to provide all citizens with sufficient and clean drinking water and sanitation. We urge that:

  1. The EU institutions and Member States be obliged to ensure that all inhabitants enjoy the right to water and sanitation.
  2. Water supply and management of water resources not be subject to ‘internal market rules’ and that water services are excluded from liberalisation.
  3. The EU increases its efforts to achieve universal access to water and sanitation.

Latest News

 

(26 January 2015) If the European Parliament is positive about the first ever successful European Citizens' Initiative Right to Water that wants the EU to recognise the human right to water and sanita

The Central Jakarta District Court is expected to reach a decision February 2015 on the lawsuit to challenge the legality of Jakarta water privatisation filed by the Coalition of Jakarta Residents Opposing Water Privatization (KMMSAJ).

(8 January 2015) Stating that authorities cannot differentiate between occupants of illegal shanties and those living in authorized houses and providing water supply is a fundamental right enshrined under Article 21, the Bombay high cour

(6 January 2015) The European Trade Union Institute is organising a debate on the European Citizens' Initiave 'Right2Water' on 22 January 2015 in Brussels (see the invitation below).  We will have an eminent social scholar who has analys