This “Water revolution” we have been carrying out is not our sole first contribution for these communities. It has to do with respecting, achieving and raising awareness of a right that should have never been put aside.
On July 28, 2010, through the 64/292 Resolution, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) explicitly acknowledged the right to water and sanitation, reconfirming that clean potable water and sanitation are essential to achieve human rights.
In view of the above, the juridical pyramid of the Argentine Republic understands that those standards which our country has endorsed need constitutional hierarchy, therefore, human right to water is effective in the Argentine Republic. No local law can oppose to this status. Argentina, as a UN member country, obey its decisions as it refer to a constitutional law. The Human Rights Council of the General Assembly of the UN incites the States in 2014 “ To ensure that effective remedies for violations of their obligations regarding the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, including judicial, quasi-judicial and other appropriate remedies, are accessible to everyone without discrimination”. In 2015, in the National Water Conference, and due to conflicting versions arising from the amendment of the Argentine Civil Code, it was clear that no local law can alter nor interfere with frames of UN universal standards. Water human right is essential for a decently living and necessary for the development of other human rights. Water is not a gift. Water as well as its access are UNIVERSAL RIGHTS. And Rights shall be respected.
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