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La nécessité de reconnaitre droit à l’eau potable et à l’assainissement en Roumanie
The need to recognize the right to clean water and sanitation in Romania

Author(s): Victor Marcusohn
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Universul Juridic
Keywords: sanitation; fresh water; human rights; water law

Summary/Abstract: The access to fresh water and sanitation has become a recognised human right, thanks to a Resolution of the United Nations General Assembly, from July 28th 2010. Previously, the European Union gave its input in the same manner. The Resolution of the European Council of Environmental Law, which recognized the right to fresh water and sanitation, as a human right, also states that this right is closely related to the right of having the highest level of physical and mental health and to the right of human dignity. The human right to fresh water and sanitation is still quite a newly recognised human right, which needs to be interpreted and applied in order to produce effects. The solutions are different according to the specificity of each country, but the common goal is to assure the universality of these human rights. We believe in the necessity to develop national strategies for water and sanitation, with clearly specified objectives and implementation dates.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 48-62
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Romanian