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FAN launch joint comprehensive sourcebook of laws and policies with WASH United and WaterLex

At the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, WASH United, Freshwater Action Network and WaterLex are launching a resource, The human right to safe drinking water and sanitation in law and policy - a sourcebook, detailing laws and policies guaranteeing the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation at national, regional and international levels. 

As Catarina de Albuquerque, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation:

"This sourcebook will be an invaluable tool for everyone working to realize the rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, ranging from law and policy makers to human rights lawyers and activists lobbying their governments. It provides a solid foundation to explore the legal basis of the rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, and will inform users’ own work in turning the rights to water and sanitation from dreams into day-to-day reality for each and every person, everywhere."

Download The human right to safe drinking water and sanitation in law and policy - a sourcebook (PDF 2Mb)

Plus - WaterLex searchable online rights database

Browse a searchable online database of these laws and policies produced by WaterLex with contributions from FAN Global and WASH United. Search the online database