World Ombudscycle: Contaminated water.

Because of contaminated water not a single family is healthy in this village. People are born with disabilities because of contaminated water in the village (South China Morning Post, 2020).

Jiska Hachmer
Ombudscycle
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2 min readApr 6, 2021

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We need ombudscycles for villages like these.

Contaminated water is solved by building water systems that create clean water. We do not solve the situation with bottled water, we need to make systems with clean water (Dorsner, 2020, p297).

It is our human right duty to help the people with all their human rights. All governments are a human rights service, only, thus we can demand cleaning of all of the water, and access to the human rights for all people, clean water. We can start tribunals with international law, without judges, just anyone can start these tribunals when human rights are violated (Ruggiero, et al, N.D.; Levin Institute, 2016).

“On 28 July 2010, through Resolution 64/292, the United Nations General Assembly explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation and acknowledged that clean drinking water and sanitation are essential to the realisation of all human rights. The Resolution calls upon States and international organisations to provide financial resources, help capacity-building and technology transfer to help countries, in particular developing countries, to provide safe, clean, accessible and affordable drinking water and sanitation for all.

In November 2002, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights adopted General Comment №15 on the right to water. Article I.1 states that “The human right to water is indispensable for leading a life in human dignity. It is a prerequisite for the realization of other human rights”. Comment №15 also defined the right to water as the right of everyone to sufficient, safe, acceptable and physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic uses.”(UN, N.D.).

References.

South China Morning Post (26th of September, 2020) ‘Not a single family is healthy’: an Indian village sickened by contaminated water. Youtube. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeUDtPsokRQ.

Ruggiero, R., et al. (N.D.)Children’s Human Rights — An Interdisciplinary Introduction. The University of Geneve through Coursera. Retrieved from https://www.coursera.org/learn/childrens-rights.

The Levin Institute. (2016) Introduction international Law. The New York State University. Retrieved from http://www.globalization101.org/category/issues-in-depth/international-law/#.

Dorsner, K. (2020) Essentials of Environmental Science. Uopeople. Retrieved from https://my.uopeople.edu/pluginfile.php/57436/mod_book/chapter/37627/Essentials%20of%20Environmental%20Science2_Optimized.pdf.

UN (N.D.) International Decade for Action “Water for Life” 2005–2015. UN. Retrieved from https://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/human_right_to_water.shtml#:~:text=The%20human%20right%20to%20water%20and%20sanitation&text=On%2028%20July%202010%2C%20through,realisation%20of%20all%20human%20rights..

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