Thursday 15 March 2018, 18:15 - 19:45

The rights to water and sanitation

Round Table Discussion | Villa Barton

Environmental Governance & Policy-Making

The rights to water and sanitation have been recognised in a range of international instruments. Yet, their implementation remains a major challenge. Join a distinguished panel of experts as they consider, among other questions:

  • What progress has been made ensuring the rights to water and sanitation for all?
  • What are the international mechanisms for the implementation of the rights to water and sanitation, and what impact have they had?
  • What synergies can be achieved between the relevant human rights and environmental instruments?


  • Virgina Bras Gomes (Moderator), Chairperson of the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Committee
  • Prof. Jonas Ebbesson, University of Stockholm and Chairperson, Compliance Committee, Aarhus Convention
  • Prof. Olivier de Frouville, University of Paris II and Member of the Human Rights Committee
  • Prof. Jorge E. Vinuales, University of Cambridge and Chairperson of the Compliance Committee of the Protocol on Water and Health



  • Date: Thursday 15 March 2018
  • Time: 18.15 – 19.45
  • Location: Villa Barton