Content and Effects of Recognition of the Right to Water

Cross-Border Journal for International Studies, no.1/2016

5 Pages Posted: 1 May 2018

Date Written: Octomber 01, 2016


Since 2010, the list of fundamental human rights is supplemented with Human Right to Water and Sanitation. From a sociological perspective this law is the expression of individual needs, but also social. Following the recognition of the right to water, rather witnessing the intensification of the conflict between economic and non-economic values, which resolves most of the time in favour of the first. The penetration force of the economics values and force for concretization of material contrasts with the inability of the values, called humanitarian (dignity, solidarity, equality, justice etc.) to decisively influence the international law. A major threat to fairness in the management of water is corruption of the entities that are responsible for setting and enforcing rules and also the stakeholders.

Keywords: right to water, individual needs, citizen initiative, obligations

Suggested Citation

Cornea, Valentina, Content and Effects of Recognition of the Right to Water (Octomber 01, 2016). Cross-Border Journal for International Studies, no.1/2016. Available at SSRN:

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