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Title: Human rights implementability methodology to help states parties bound by the ICESCR and other UN instruments to comply with their human rights obligations : the human right to drinking water and the situation in Mexico
Author: Torres , María del Rosario Ponce de León
Awarding Body: Lancaster University
Current Institution: Lancaster University
Date of Award: 2011
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The living conditions of the poor people of the world have been deteriorating despite the agreements of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Humanity is facing growing poverty; famines; pandemic illnesses; environmental disasters; violence; torture; corruption of governments; and lack of democracy. to enunciate some of all the problems, despite the agreements of the 1966 International Covenants of Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The separation of human rights preserved in the UDHR in two human rights covenants, and the vagueness of their wording are identified as difficulties faced by States parties of human rights covenants and treaties to comply with their obligations of realising human rights. New ideas and ways to help them reach these objectives are needed. This thesis contributes with Human Rights Implementability methodology to help States Parties bound by the ICESCR and other UN instruments to comply with their human rights obligations by following the identified economic, political and social factors and difficulties blocking the realisation of human rights assessed in the concluding observations of the HR Covenants Committees and UN Treaty Bodies. Relevant human rights and non-human rights documents -covenants, declarations, resolutions, guidelines, reports and recommendations- adopted by the United Nations, international organisations, international events and NGOs are critically read under the principles of: International Law, International Human Rights Law, Rights-Based Approach to Development, and Critical Theory. Their wording will be scrutinised in the light of the realisation of human rights. Particularly, humanity is suffering growing water scarcity and the human right to drinking water has hardly agreed by an UN General Assembly Resolution in 2010. The translation of recommendations into feasible actions will help Mexican Government further the particular realisation of the human right to drinking water.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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