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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Right to Sanitation

Jimena Suárez Ibarrola

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 June 2019

Subject(s):
Right to sanitation

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. The right to sanitation has had a slow and often fragmented evolution, both at the domestic and international levels. The explicit recognition of the right to sanitation was not introduced in the founding of the international human rights system ( Murthy ). The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined sanitation as the provision, access, and use of facilities and services for the safe disposal of human urine and faeces that provides privacy and dignity, and the maintenance of hygienic conditions, including through services such as garbage collection and...
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