THE HUMAN RIGHT TO WATER:
RESEARCH GUIDE & ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
by Jootaek Lee & Maraya Best
This guide supports research on the human right to water. First it defines the right and identifies some of the challenges of research in the field. Next, it delineates international standards and institutional mechanisms designed to protect those affected by the denial of this human right. Finally, it selectively reviews current literature that provides useful starting points for contemporary research on the right to water.
“A panel of experts, including physicians, called for a declaration of a public health emergency in the city on Wednesday and have accused city health officials of ignoring a hospital study which found a correlation between water shutoffs and water-related illnesses…”