MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 147, 2018The Third International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure and Built Environment (SIBE 2017)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Environmental Protection and Management|
|Published online||22 January 2018|
The progressive realization of human rights to water: the legal basis, policy implications, and monitoring challenge
Environmental Management Technology Research Group, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jalan Ganeca 10 Bandung
2 Research Center of Expertise Agency, The House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia, Central Jakarta, Indonesia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 2010, the United Nations General Assembly had explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation and obliged States to provide for its progressive realization and entitles everyone to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for essential personal and domestic uses. This paper scrutinizes the legal basis and the policy implication for human right to water in Indonesia, before and following the annulment of the Water Resource Law 7/2004. This paper considers that one of the greatest challenges is to find an appropriate and internationally-comparable methodology in measuring the progressive realization of human rights to water and sanitation. We also highlight the importance of composite indicators and concludes that single variable indicators are insufficient to capture the range of issues involved in the realization of the human rights to water.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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