Human rights to water and sanitation in sphere of life beyond household, in particular in public spaces: report

Published
10 July 2019
Issued by
The Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation
Presented:
At the 42nd session of the HRC
Link:

A/HRC/42/47

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Background

The Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation, Léo Heller, focused his 2019 Human Rights Council report on the human rights to water and sanitation in spheres of life beyond the households, in particular in public spaces.

Summary

Access to water and sanitation in spheres of life beyond the household, particularly in public spaces, is an essential element of the human rights to water and sanitation. However, service provision and monitoring are often neglected in such places. As a result, potential violations of human rights occur frequently and disproportionately impact persons that live in vulnerable situations, such as the homeless. In such cases, the violations of the rights to water and sanitation determine the violation of several other related rights. The failure of States to include access to water and sanitation in public spaces and in other spheres of life beyond the household within their policy and planning is also inconsistent with the commitment they have made to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Inputs received

All concerned stakeholders were invited to submit their contributions by responding to the questionnaire by 28 February 2019.

Questionnaire to StatesEnglish | Français | Español
Questionnaire to non-State actors/organizationsEnglish | Français | Español

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