Human Rights

CSIS Human Rights Initiative undertakes research and analysis on the critical role that human rights and democratic values play in a comprehensive and sustainable foreign policy.

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Photo: YURI CORTEZ/AFP via Getty Images

The Evolving and Incompletely Realized Human Right to Water

Today, access to water is recognized as a basic human right, and improvements to governance could solve many of the problems leading to lack of water access.

Commentary by David Michel — December 1, 2023

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Marti Flacks
Khosravi Chair in Principled Internationalism and Director, Human Rights Initiative
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