Is there a universally acknowledged human right to water? : an analysis of obligations under international, regional and national law : a case study of Germany and South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Amien, Waheeda en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Penkalla, Michaela en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-27T10:25:19Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-27T10:25:19Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Penkalla, M. 2016. Is there a universally acknowledged human right to water? : an analysis of obligations under international, regional and national law : a case study of Germany and South Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20865
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this dissertation is to assess whether or not there is a universal human right to water. The problem of water scarcity and high death rates due to a lack of access to clean water is still prevalent across the globe today, making it hard to believe that a human right to water is still not codified in international law. This dissertation analyses international as well as national law to assess whether a human right to water is universally acknowledged by the international community despite not being codified. It is argued, that there is still no explicit universal human right to water in international law. However, this dissertation acknowledges that a human right to water does exist as a derivate right, which is almost universally acknowledged. As a derivative right, it is, however, not as equally strong as explicitly acknowledged rights in the core international human rights instruments. This dissertation also provides a brief overview of corporate involvement under the human right to water. An assessment is made as to whether or not international law imposes direct obligations and responsibilities on companies. It is argued in this dissertation that companies have a particular responsibility for the implementation of the human right to water despite states remaining the primary subjects responsible. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other International Law en_ZA
dc.title Is there a universally acknowledged human right to water? : an analysis of obligations under international, regional and national law : a case study of Germany and South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Law en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Public Law en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname LLM en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Penkalla, M. (2016). <i>Is there a universally acknowledged human right to water? : an analysis of obligations under international, regional and national law : a case study of Germany and South Africa</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Law ,Department of Public Law. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20865 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Penkalla, Michaela. <i>"Is there a universally acknowledged human right to water? : an analysis of obligations under international, regional and national law : a case study of Germany and South Africa."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Law ,Department of Public Law, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20865 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Penkalla M. Is there a universally acknowledged human right to water? : an analysis of obligations under international, regional and national law : a case study of Germany and South Africa. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Law ,Department of Public Law, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20865 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Penkalla, Michaela AB - The purpose of this dissertation is to assess whether or not there is a universal human right to water. The problem of water scarcity and high death rates due to a lack of access to clean water is still prevalent across the globe today, making it hard to believe that a human right to water is still not codified in international law. This dissertation analyses international as well as national law to assess whether a human right to water is universally acknowledged by the international community despite not being codified. It is argued, that there is still no explicit universal human right to water in international law. However, this dissertation acknowledges that a human right to water does exist as a derivate right, which is almost universally acknowledged. As a derivative right, it is, however, not as equally strong as explicitly acknowledged rights in the core international human rights instruments. This dissertation also provides a brief overview of corporate involvement under the human right to water. An assessment is made as to whether or not international law imposes direct obligations and responsibilities on companies. It is argued in this dissertation that companies have a particular responsibility for the implementation of the human right to water despite states remaining the primary subjects responsible. DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - Is there a universally acknowledged human right to water? : an analysis of obligations under international, regional and national law : a case study of Germany and South Africa TI - Is there a universally acknowledged human right to water? : an analysis of obligations under international, regional and national law : a case study of Germany and South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20865 ER - en_ZA


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