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E-discussion: Handbook for realizing the rights to water and sanitation

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Welcome to the e-Discussion!

This e-Discussion on the Handbook on realizing the right to water and sanitation will run from 29 January to 10 March 2014 and is an open discussion. 

Key documents: 
- Concept note on the e-Discussion (here)
- Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to water and sanitation on stigma (2012) (here)

UN treaties, declarations and resolutions:
- UN General Assembly resolution 2010 on the recognition of the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation (GA resolution 64/292)
- Human Rights Council resolution 2010 on the recognition of the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation (HRC resolution 15/9)
- International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, art. 1.1 (here)
- The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, art. 1 (here)
- The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, art. 2 (here)
- General Comment no. 20, 2009 on non-discrimination in economic, social and cultural rights, Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (here)

Further reading:
- Catarina de Albuquerque and Virgina Roaf, On the right track: Good practices on the rights to water and sanitation, 2011 (here)
- Country mission and thematic reports of the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to water and sanitation (here)
- Sharmila Murthy and Mark Williams, 'The complicated nature of stigma: realizing the human rights to water and sanitation for Bedouins in the Negev, Israel', submission to the Special Rapporteur (here)
- WaterAid Ethiopia and Progynist, "Making the links: mapping the relationships between water, hygiene and sanitation and HIV/AIDS" (here)

Your e-Discussion moderators:
Phase 1: 29 January to 10 February 
 Virginia Roaf, Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation
 Inga Winkler, Legal Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation
  
  
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