Costa Rica Decrees a Law that Designates Water as a Basic Human Right

WATER IS AN ESSENTIAL NATURAL RESOURCE FOR ALL LIVING BEINGS

In the framework of the World Environment Day, the President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, signed a law that guarantees access to water as a basic human right. In addition to being an essential and inalienable natural resource for humanity.

The Costa Rican leader stated: “The signing of this law occurs in a context of national emergency (by COVID-19), placing the health of people ahead of any interest. Today Costa Rica assumes this right as its own and through the Political Constitution ”. He also added “I thank the Legislative Assembly for having approved this historical law.”

This important law highlights that this vital liquid is a human right. In addition, it establishes that water is a common good of the Nation and that its access is a basic, inalienable and essential right for life, which is why the supply for the consumption of people must be guaranteed by the State.

A historic decision at a momentous moment

For his part, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Minister of Environment and Energy, congratulated the Costa Rican Congress and its deputies for the approval of this law and “for the historic decision at a critical moment” for the country.

Similarly, Rodríguez commented, […]

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Costa Rica Decrees a Law that Designates Water as a Basic Human Right
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Costa Rica Decrees a Law that Designates Water as a Basic Human Right
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Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado signed a law guaranteeing water as a basic human right and an essential and inalienable natural resource for humanity.
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