Progress report 2010-2020
The Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation
At the 45th session of the Human Rights Council
At its resolution
42/5, the Human Rights Council passed a resolution requesting the Special Rapporteur to compile good practices at the local, national, regional and international levels in order to promote the progressive realization of the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation.
The Special Rapporteur presented the report to the 45th session of the Human Rights Council in September 2020.
A decade has passed since water and sanitation have been explicitly recognized as a human right, yet the specifics of how to implement them still require further clarification and understanding. In order to clarify ways to implement the human rights to water and sanitation, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Léo Heller, illustrates the progress made in realizing those rights since 2010.
The progress identified is dissected through a three-dimensional framework – human rights as a driver, human rights as a policy tool and human rights as a people-centric approach – that reflects the thematic reports produced during the Special Rapporteur’s tenure.
In line with previous practice, the Special Rapporteur sought input by distributing a questionnaire. All concerned stakeholders were invited to submit their contributions by responding to the questionnaire by 29 May 2020.
* Late submission