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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Water, Right to, International Protection

Eyal Benvenisti

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 September 2019

Subject(s):
Water — Freshwater — Sustainable development

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 At a time when increasing demand for water in developing countries as well as developed countries meets dwindling supplies often created by mismanagement or unsustainable development ( Sustainable Development ), the notion of a human right to water has been increasingly referred to in order to reinforce the bundle of human demands related to fresh water and to articulate the bundle of obligations that States have toward individuals within their jurisdiction and in neighbouring countries ( Human Rights ; Individuals in International Law ; Jurisdiction of States ;...
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