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Elements Of A Human Rights-Based Approach To Freshwater Access

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This chapter elaborates on the appropriateness of a human rights-based approach as an instrument for individuals seeking basic water access. It discusses a human rights-based approach as a political concept of allocation in general water management schemes. The chapter determines the specifics of a human rights-based approach to freshwater access. It begins with a survey of the basic functions of a human rights-based approach. Both, human rights and policy concepts aim at the realisation of a certain legal or political interest, which is in the present case the elimination of water scarcity among people. While human rights have long been established in international law, debating human rights to development and a clean environment is a relatively recent trend. The purpose of human rights in setting limits to state intervention is well established and supported by human rights theory and national and international judicial practice.

Keywords: freshwater access; human rights; international law; policy concepts; water management; water scarcity



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