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 “Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation”: a handbook on human rights to water and sanitation
“Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation”: a handbook providing guidance on human rights to water and sanitation
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Water and sanitation rights explained

Governments, donors and other groups that want to know how to take a human rights approach to water and sanitation can find answers and assistance in one place with the launch of a handbook.
“Realising the human rights to water and sanitation” was developed by UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation Catarina de Albuquerque, who called it a “culmination of my work on the mandate.”

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 The Small Arms Survey monitors, evaluates and reports on the proliferation and effects of gun violence © Small Arms Survey

Small arms: A disproportionate impact on women

Arms control is a human rights issue as small arms proliferation inhibits development and humanitarian efforts, says Dr. Anna Alvazzi del Frate, Research director of the NGO Small Arms Survey. Alvazzi says information is key to helping to prevent this violence.

 Victims of forced and early marriage discuss their experiences and participate in educational activities © Trust of Programs for Early Childhood, Family and Community Education

Forced and early marriage: the story of Maysoun, a child bride

Maysoun was forced to marry at the age of 15. She was exploited, abused and when she fell ill, her husband left her. Although deeply traumatized by her experiences, Maysoun eventually recovered with the specialized assistance provided by a local non-governmental organization financially supported by the UN Slavery Fund and was able to restart her life.

Human Rights in the news

Zeid urges US to tackle racism / Ferguson
High Commissioner Zeid urges US authorities to conduct in-depth examinations into how race-related issues are affecting law enforcement and the administration of justice, both at the federal and state levels, in the wake of the Ferguson Grand Jury verdict.

Release CIA abuse report - UN experts
A group of UN human rights experts urge US President Barack Obama to support the fullest possible release of the report on Central Intelligence Agency interrogation practices conducted by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, stressing that “the stakes are very high."

Vulture fund litigation
Litigation between Argentina and so-called vulture funds in the US courts highlights the need to take human rights into account when negotiating and ruling on debt restructuring, two UN independent human rights experts have said.

Sweden / Afro-Descendants
The United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent will conduct its first-ever official visit to Sweden from 1 to 5 December 2014 to study the human rights situation of people of African descent in the country.

Botswana / Cultural Rights
At the end of a 13-day official visit to Botswana, the UN Special Rapporteur on cultural rights Farida Shaheed called on the country to embark on a “second phase of nation building that reflects, builds on and celebrates the rich cultural diversity of the country.”

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