The Implementation of the Human Right to Water in Argentina and Colombia
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Giupponi, M. Belén Olmos
Paz, Martha C.
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Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
The article deals with the recognition of access to water as a human right in various international legal instruments offering a comparative perspective from the practice in Argentina and Colombia. The essay explores the human right to water providing with new insights about the enforceability (referred to as 'justiciability') of the right to water in light of recent rulings issued by the Colombian Constitutional Court and different judgements by Argentine courts. In the analysis the authors further underline main obstacles in the enforcement of the human right to water and the challenges for its protection in the context of climate change. © 2015.
Climate change , Environmental protection , Human rights , International law , Right to water