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Human right to water and sanitation

In 2015, Denmark co-financed a study on the implementation and monitoring of the human right to water and sanitation in Uganda.

Access to safe water and sanitation is a human right, as recognized in 2010 by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The Human Right to Water and Sanitation (HRWS) is inextricably linked with other human rights and therefore lack of access equally has a profound negative impact on many of the related human rights.

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This one-year research was undertaken to establish the status of implementation and monitoring of the human right to water and sanitation in Uganda, in order to provide support for increased alignment of the legal framework, key sector policy frameworks, implementation and monitoring strategies, with the existing human rights commitments of the government.

The full report can be downloaded here.