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Right to Water: Legal Forms, Political Channels

Briefing/policy papers

Written by Peter Newborne

Discussions of the human right to water have been mixed with argument over private versus public services and proand anti- 'commodification' of water. This paper analyses the three principal legal forms of a right to water – respectively, as a human right, contractual right and property right –  to understand the divergences in opinions.

Peter Newborne