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Complexity of Protections and Barriers in the Implementation of the Human Right to Water in the United States

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 February 2017

Patricia A. Jones
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Of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s Environmental Justice Program

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The Emergence of a Human Right to Water and Sanitation: The Many Challenges
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Copyright © American Society of International Law 2012

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1 Human Rights Council, Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, Addendum: Mission to the United States of America, UN Doc. A/HRC/18/33/Add.4 (Aug. 2, 2011).

2 Barnstead, New Hampshire, Water Rights and Local Self-Government Ordinance (Mar. 18, 2006); Newfield Water Rights & Local Self-Government Warrant Article (Mar. 14, 2009).

3 A.B. No. 685, The Human Right to Water Act of California (Eng.), was amended and signed into law September 25, 2012. The bill is incorporated into the California Water Code, §106.3, and requires state agencies “to consider” rather than “to advance.”

4 Id.

5 Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, The Human Right to Water in New England: Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island (2010).

6 MA Const, art. X, as amended.

7 Op. Mass. Att’y Gen. (Jun. 6, 1973).

8 220 CMR 2500.

9 Boston Water and Sewer Commission, Right to Service (2012), http://www.bwsc.org/SERVICES/billing_assistance/rights.asp.

10 Human Rights Council, supra note 1.

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