The Human Right to Water in Latin America

Challenges to Implementation and Contribution to the Concept

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In The Human Right to Water in Latin America, Anna Berti Suman investigates the development of the right to water and of water law in the Latin American context. By examining the significance of Latin American constitutional evolution, doctrine, and jurisprudence, the author illustrates the Latin American contribution in stimulating the social, political, and economic debate on the right to water, regionally and worldwide.

Through an overview on the right to water in Latin American constitutions and of the main Latin American water management systems, Berti Suman argues that an analysis of the right to water has to take account of its application in specific contexts. The intrinsic connection between the right to water and the role of the private sector is examined through topical insights into the highly privatized Chilean water services. In the conclusion, the relevance of the lessons learnt from the Latin American experience for the global debate on the right to water is convincingly proved.

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Abbreviations and Acronyms
The Human Right to Water in Latin America

Anna Berti Suman
 Abstract
 Keywords
 Introduction
 A The Right to Water in Latin America: Recognition, Limits, and Criticisms
 B The Main Features of Public, Private, and Mixed Water Systems in Latin America
 C Insight into the Chilean Water Framework
 Conclusion: Lessons from Latin America
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