Changing conceptions of rights to water

Posted on 23rd March 2015

What do we really mean when we talk about a right to water? A human right to water is a cornerstone of a democratic society. What form that right should take is hotly debated.

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Prize-winning article on Changing Conceptions of Rights to Water

Posted on 19th November 2014

Congratulations to Dr Bettina Lange at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies who has been awarded the Annual Richard Macrory Prize for the Best Article in the Journal of Environmental Law.

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From rights to results in rural water services

Posted on 11th March 2014

New evidence to translate the human right to water into measureable results in rural Africa is presented in a new report funded by UK Department for International Development and led by Oxford University.

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Economic Rights and Regulatory Regimes: is there still a ‘right’ to water?

Posted on 21st March 2013

On Tuesday 19 March, a workshop at Oxford University gathered 55 participants, from universities, the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Environment Agency, and water companies, to discuss the changing scope and content of a right to water in the light of increasing regulatory intervention.

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