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The Extraterritorial Application of the Human Right to Water in Africa

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  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107031081

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  • International human rights law has only recently concerned itself with water. Instead, international water law has regulated the use of shared rivers, and only states qua states could claim rights and bear duties towards each other. International human rights law has focused on its principal mission of taming the powers of a state acting territorially. Takele Soboka Bulto challenges the established analytic boundaries of international water law and international human rights law. By demonstrating the potential complementarity between the two legal regimes and the ensuing utility of regime coordination for the establishment of the human right to water and its extraterritorial application, he also shows that human rights law and the international law of watercourses can apply in tandem with the purpose of protecting non-national non-residents in Africa and beyond.

    • Extends the current debate on the human right to water by discussing the implementation stage and highlighting problems posed by water scarcity and the shared nature of water resources upon which the realisation of the right primarily depends
    • Goes beyond the current focus on the states' duty to abstain from violating human rights abroad by exploring states' duties to protect, promote and fulfil the human right to water abroad
    • Starts the search for the solutions to problems of implementation of the emerging human right to water, which heavily depends on shared rivers for its realisation
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    • Date Published: December 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107031081
    • length: 326 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The human right to water at the global level
    3. The human right to water in the African human rights system
    4. The human right to water and states' domestic obligations
    5. The human right to water and states' extraterritorial obligations
    6. Extraterritoriality of the human right to water in international water law
    7. The human right to water and extraterritorial remedies
    8: Conclusion.

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    Takele Soboka Bulto, University of Western Australia, Perth
    Takele Soboka Bulto is Assistant Professor of International Studies at the University of Canberra, where he teaches international human rights law. He is also a Visiting Fellow of the Centre for International Governance and Justice at the Australian National University.

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