Title: The right to water as a fundamental human right in Poland and worldwide

Authors: Jarosław Kowalski

Addresses: Institute of Legal Sciences, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Plac Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie 5, 20-031 Lublin, Poland

Abstract: Currently visible climate changes, population growth, growing demand of industry and agriculture for water cause that the problem of lack of access to (drinking) water will appear in the near future also in areas where it has not occurred so far. The above article discusses the issue of the right to water. The paper presents the reasons justifying the introduction of the right to water into legal acts regulating human rights under international law, as well as to legal acts of regional scope.

Keywords: water; right to water; human rights; social conflicts; Poland.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRCS.2020.109251

International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, 2020 Vol.7 No.3, pp.233 - 246

Received: 14 Feb 2020
Accepted: 15 Feb 2020

Published online: 18 Aug 2020 *

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