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HUMAN RIGHTS ACCOUNTABILITY THROUGH TREATY BODIES: EXAMINING HUMAN RIGHTS TREATY MONITORING FOR WATER AND SANITATION

BENJAMIN MASON MEIER* & YUNA KIM**
* Associate Professor of Global Health Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Scholar, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown Law School. PhD, Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University; LLM, International and Comparative Law, Cornell Law School, JD, Cornell Law School; BA, Biochemistry, Cornell University. ** Doctoral Candidate, Department of Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. MPA, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University; BPAPM, Social Policy, Carleton University.
Abstract :

Framing scholarship on human rights accountability through treaty bodies, this article examines the water and sanitation content of state human rights reporting to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. In this novel application of analytic coding methods to state human rights reports, the authors trace the relationship between human rights advancements on water and sanitation and treaty body monitoring of water and sanitation systems. These results raise an imperative for universal human rights indicators on the rights to water and sanitation, providing an empirical basis to develop universal indicators that would streamline reporting to human rights treaty bodies, facilitate monitoring of state reports, and ensure accountability for human rights implementation.

Keywords :
Human rights, treaty, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR or Committee)

Date Deposited : 31 Mar 2016 10:53

Last Modified : 31 Mar 2016 10:53

Official URL: http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/

Volume 26, Number 1, - 2015 , ISSN 2328-9708

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