Attempting to Define the Human Right to Water with an Annotated Bibliography & Recommendations for Practitioners

49 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2018

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Jootaek Lee

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers Law School; Northeastern University - School of Law

Maraya Best

PHRGE

Date Written: May 1, 2018

Abstract

This Article investigates research issues related to the right to water, attempts to define and narrow the scope of the human right to water, and suggests research methodologies. Specifically, this Article provides a definition of the human right to water and identifies the difficulties of researching the human right to water. Next, it delineates international principles and other mechanisms that can be useful in protecting individuals and people affected by water issues, including quantity, quality, and access. Then, it selectively reviews current literature and domestic laws that provides some useful starting points for contemporary legal research on the human right to water. This Article concludes by offering recommendations for researchers and practitioners.

Keywords: human right to water, international law, human rights, definition

JEL Classification: K00, K33

Suggested Citation

Lee, Jootaek and Best, Maraya, Attempting to Define the Human Right to Water with an Annotated Bibliography & Recommendations for Practitioners (May 1, 2018). Georgetown International Environmental Law Review (GIELR), Vol. 30, No. 1, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3194201

Jootaek Lee (Contact Author)

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Northeastern University - School of Law ( email )

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Maraya Best

PHRGE ( email )

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Boston, MA 02115
United States

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