The human right to water and its application in the occupied Palestinian territories [electronic resource] / Amanda Cahill-Ripley.
- New York : Routledge, 2011.
- Routledge Research in Human Rights Law
Routledge Research in Human Rights Law
1 online resource (236 p.)
- Water rights -- West Bank.
Palestinian Arabs -- Civil rights.
- Electronic books.
- The Human Right to Water and Its Application in the Occupied Palestinian Territories provides an overview and examination of the human right to water as determined under international human rights law. This is a highly topical issue, with the UN General Assembly having passed a resolution which declares access to clean water and sanitation a human right (New York, Jul 28 2010), the recent appointment of the UN Independent Expert on the issue of human rights obligations related to access to safe drinking water and sanitation, and movement within the NGO community for an internationa
- Front Cover; The Human Right to Water and its Application in the Occupied Palestinian Territories; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Table of Cases; Introduction; 1. The historical legal and political context of the right to water; International law and water; Development approaches to water; International and regional human rights bodies; Concluding remarks; 2. The human right to water - legal status and normative content; Legal sources for the right to water under international human rights law; The normative content of the right to water
Related rights and the right to waterThe right to food; The right to housing; The right to health; The right to life; Defining the core content; Defining the wider scope; Sustainable water use and intergenerational obligations; Clarifying the core and scope of the right to water; Concluding remarks; 3. Obligations correlative to the right to water; General obligations and the right to water; Tripartite obligations and the right to water; Respect; Protect; Fulfil; Table 3.1 Tripartite scheme of state obligations - right to water; International obligations/ extra-territorial obligations
Obligations of non-state actorsCore obligations; Concluding remarks; 4. The right to water in the Occupied PalestinianTerritories (West Bank): Part I - International legal sources; Background to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Water situation in the West Bank; International human rights law applicable to the OPTs; Table 4.1 Status of ratification of international human rights law treaties by the state of Israel; Enjoyment of economic and social rights within the OPTs and Israel; International humanitarian law applicable to the OPTs (West Bank)
1949 Geneva Conventions and their applicability to the OPTsProvisions relative to the right to water under the Geneva Conventions; Provisions relative to the right to water under the Rome Statute 1988; Provisions relative to the right to water under the Hague Regulations; Concluding remarks; 5. The right to water in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (West Bank): Part II - Bilateral and domestic legal sources; Bilateral agreements - the Oslo Accords; Palestinian national law; Palestinian Basic Law 2003 (Constitution); Palestinian Water Law No 3/2002; Israeli domestic law
Basic laws of IsraelIsraeli Water Law 1959; Israeli case law regarding the right to water; Israeli Military Orders; Concluding remarks; 6. The right to water in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (West Bank): Part III - A case study in the Southern West Bank; Empirical study - design and methods; Analysis of findings - establishing violations of the right to water using the violations approach; Nature of the violations; Violations of core obligations - availability of water; Table 6.1 Sufficiency analysis using WHO guidelines; Violations of core obligations - access to water
Violations of core obligations - water quality
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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