Conventions and Legislations

Launch of the UN Special Rapporteur’s Handbook on the realisation of the human rights to water and sanitation

October 15, 2014

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, is very proud to present her new publication:

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The Special Rapporteur collects court cases on the right to water

October 15, 2014

Courts can determine whether rights have been violated and if so, what remedies should be provided. Depending on their national legal systems, judges can rely

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Egypt’s inadequate institutional setup should be reformed through a human rights framework

October 15, 2014

According to Leonard Hessling’s research on the “Water and the Arab Uprisings – The Human Right to Water and Sanitation in Post-Transition Egypt”: “Access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation ...

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May 15, 2011

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Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, General Comment 15

April 21, 2011

 The right to water (Twenty-ninth session, 2003), U.N. Doc. E/C.12/2002/11 (2002), reprinted in Compilation of General Comments and General Recommendations Adopted by Human Rights Treaty Bodies, U.N. Doc. HRI/GEN/1/Rev.6 at ...

Egyptian Constitution

April 21, 2011

 Art.16:   The State shall guarantee cultural, social and health services and shall work to ensure them particularly for villagers in an easy and regular manner in order to raise their ...

Consumer Protection Law

April 21, 2011

Article 2 Freedom to carry out economic activities shall be guaranteed to all.  However, a person shall be prohibited from concluding any agreement or carry out any activity that prejudices consumers’ ...

establishment of the Holding Company for Drinking Water and Wastewater

April 17, 2011

decree by the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt No. 135 of 2004 On the establishment of the Holding Company for Drinking Water and Wastewater and the Affiliates thereto The President of ...