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Update from the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

Hello all,

After what has been a prolonged period of absence for some members of the “friends list” to the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation, I would like to touch base with you and renew my commitment to maintaining meaningful contact. As much time has passed, there is naturally a lot that could be shared. I will attempt to be selective and keep to key subjects that could be of your particular interest.

1. Recognition of human rights to water and sanitation

UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation - upcoming report

Pursuant to Human Rights Council Resolution 27/7 of 2014, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Mr. Léo Heller, was mandated to work on identifying challenges and obstacles to the full realisation of the rights, as well as protection gaps, good practices and enabling factors. He was also asked to monitor the way in which the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation is being realised throughout the world.

Upcoming seminar: 'The human right to water and sanitation: Progress in theory and practice'

Join us for an exciting upcoming seminar, the first of it's series, exploring the progress of the human rights to water and sanitation in both theory and practise. Professor Léo Heller, Special Rapporteur to the United Nations on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, headlines an impressive line-up of speakers in this public seminar at the University of Greenwich ne