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Water, Is It A Human Right?
 
# 1 : Monday 8-1-2018 @ 16:12
 
 
This is about Water, not metering and protests. Do you think it is a Human Right, should it never be privatized and protected from greedy business people? Should the UN, WHO and any international body representing the World be its Guardians?
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# 2 : Monday 8-1-2018 @ 16:32
 
 
Someone said :
This is about Water, not metering and protests. Do you think it is a Human Right, should it be never be privatized and protected from greedy business people? Should the UN, WHO and any international body representing the World be its Guardians?

Given that acess to clean water can be life threatening and that water provides our most basic needs for life then yes I do. Does this mean we shouldnt pay something towards it? I have no problem with small amounts of affordable charges to citizens once the charges are directed at providing safe clean and accessible water.
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# 3 : Monday 8-1-2018 @ 17:43
 
 
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Given that acess to clean water can be life threatening and that water provides our most basic needs for life then yes I do. Does this mean we shouldnt pay something towards it? I have no problem with small amounts of affordable charges to citizens once the charges are directed at providing safe clean and accessible water.

Fully agree. Water is our most basic need after air. It should always be publicly owned for the benefit of all people in any given country. I have no problem with modest water charges for those who can afford to pay but it must be available to all.

Much of the third world has no access to safe, clean drinking water and this is a tragedy.
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# 4 : Monday 8-1-2018 @ 21:19
 
 
I'm sure, most people would gladly pay a fee for its treatment/maintenance/supply and would have a huge problem of vultures profiting from it.
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# 5 : Monday 8-1-2018 @ 21:37
 
 
Of course it's a human right.
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# 6 : Tuesday 9-1-2018 @ 09:10
 
 
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# 7 : Friday 12-1-2018 @ 12:33
 
 
Wine is cheaper than bottled water in Australia , they've a glut.
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# 8 : Friday 12-1-2018 @ 13:03
 
 
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# 9 : Friday 12-1-2018 @ 18:46
 
 
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Another exhausted finger I suspect
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# 10 : Friday 12-1-2018 @ 18:56
 
 
Someone said :
Another exhausted finger I suspect

You're well rested, I suspect?
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# 11 : Friday 12-1-2018 @ 20:35
 
 
Someone said :
You're well rested, I suspect?

Yup...but don't lose sleep over it
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# 12 : Saturday 13-1-2018 @ 03:13
 
 
Sorry to be a stickler for linguistics, but "thinking" something is a human right or not doesn't make it, or not make it, a human right.
The question you asked in your title "is water a human right?" and the question you seem to be asking in your post "should water be a human right?" mean two completely different things.


Anyways. To answer the question in your title, it seems sensible interpret Article 25, part 1, (of "the list of human rights") as including safe clean water.
(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

So is it a human right? Yes it is.
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# 13 : Saturday 13-1-2018 @ 03:29
 
 
The issues with guarding it, is, well what abut clothes? what about food? medicine? (look at USA, with it's outrageous medical costs)

if you took everything that falls reasonably under article 25 of the Human rights, There would be nothing to sell. There would be no business. Plus the UN would have to be a massive sprawling global administrative government the likes of which the world has never seen to try keep everything in check.
All the UN can really do is give outlines and hope they're followed "in spirit" by it's various participating nations.

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# 14 : Saturday 13-1-2018 @ 09:15
 
 
Thank you, for splitting hairs over the topic we are discussing and commenting on the title. To get an answer from someone, or an opinion? You have to ask a question!
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# 15 : Saturday 13-1-2018 @ 21:31
 
 
Why should we care about it being a human right?
Is there a project to deprive the Irish People of water?

If the underlying question is about the water being free, it had nothing to do with being a human right: the only human right that should be free, according to the Declaration of Human Rights is education, and only basic education...
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