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CWC Presents at UN Universal Periodic Review

CWC Policy Analyst Omar Carrillo spoke about the fight for the Human Right to Water at the Berkeley International Human Rights Law Clinic on Tuesday, October 7th! CWC, the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water, and the Safe Water Alliance submitted a report to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review, Human Rights Council. The report, titled Barriers to Access to Safe and Affordable Water for Disadvantaged Communities in California, shares stories of the fight to legislative victory for the Human Right to Water and the ongoing fight to implement it in California.

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Universal Periodic Review
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a process through which the human rights records of all UN Member States are reviewed and assessed by the UN Human Rights Council. As part of the UPR, each UN member is encouraged to engage relevant stakeholders, including non-governmental organizations, to discuss issues related to the review. The US government is preparing a report to submit to the UN Human Rights Council in January 2015 in advance of its second UPR review in spring 2015. 

UPR Consultation on Environmental Issues
The Consultation on Environmental Issues is part of an effort by the Obama Administration to engage stakeholders on environmental issues in advance of the 2015 review. The goal of this meeting is to follow up on the recommendations made by the Human Rights Council during the 2010 review and to provide the public an additional opportunity to engage federal agencies on these issues.

Read more about the event here: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/17648.htm

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