Right to sanitation - International and comparative perspectives

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Russell Square: College Buildings

About this event

The Law, Environment and Development Centre (LEDC) organised a workshop on the international and comparative perspectives of the right to sanitation on 2-3 May 2013 at SOAS.

The workshop brought together researchers and practitioners working  on the legal aspects of the right to sanitation at the international level or in selected jurisdictions to share their experiences and to reflect on developments in other jurisdictions.

This workshop was informed by research on sanitation law in India carried out over the past few years. A series of background notes on the sanitation law in India reflecting this ongoing work were prepared to facilitate the discussions.

  • Note on Regulation of Sanitation in India – Basic Features (Philippe Cullet)
  • Note on Rural Context for the Right to Sanitation in India (Sujith Koonan)
  • Note on Indian Legal Framework for Sanitation in Urban Areas (Lovleen Bhullar)
  • Note on Indian Legal Framework for Environment and Health Dimensions of Wastewater Disposal (Lovleen Bhullar)
  • Note on Prohibition of Manual Scavenging and Protection of the Rights of Sanitation Workers in India (Sujith Koonan)