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Title: Human rights' interdependence and indivisibility: a glance over the human rights to water and sanitation
Authors: Silva, Priscila Neves
Martins, Giselle Isabele
Heller, Léo
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto René Rachou. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto René Rachou. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil / Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Departamento de Bioquímica e Imunologia. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto René Rachou. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.
Abstract: BACKGROUND: In 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drawn up. The content of this document was further reflected two treaties, the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. To try to maintain the interrelationship between the rights contained in each document, the idea that all rights are interdependent and indivisible was stressed. Based on this vision, this study aimed to explore the extent to which the violation of the human rights to water and sanitation interferes with the guarantee of other rights, addressing the principles of interdependence and indivisibility. METHODS: For that, 24 homeless, in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, were interviewed. Individual and group interviews were carried out in addition to participant observation. The content analysis was used in order to analyze the data collected. RESULTS: The research found that violation of the rights to water and sanitation promotes violation of other rights, such as health and education rights, strengthening the view of rights' interdependence and indivisibility. CONCLUSION: It is important to affirm that the protection of human rights must be consolidated at an operational and normative level, aligned to concepts of indivisibility and interdependence as it has been proposed for approximately seven decades.
Keywords: Homeless
Human rights
Sanitation
Water
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: BioMed Central
Citation: SILVA, Priscila Neves; MARTINS, Giselle Isabele; Heller, Léo. Human rights' interdependence and indivisibility: a glance over the human rights to water and sanitation. BMC International Health and Human Rights, v. 19, n. 1, p. 1-8, 2019.
DOI: 10.1186/s12914-019-0197-3
ISSN: 1472-698X
Copyright: open access
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