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Water/human rights beyond the human? Indigenous water ontologies, plurilegal encounters and interlegal translation

Project description

Water as a human right

The neoliberalisation of nature, and water in particular, has triggered protests among indigenous peoples worldwide, accompanied by a looming human rights debate. In 2010, the UN recognised water as a human right. New Zealand, India and Colombia granted legal rights to rivers in 2017, setting pioneering legal standards. The EU-funded RIVERS project will research whether international human rights law can effectively address pluri-legal water actualities. It will analyse diverse realities of indigenous people's relations with water and will discuss inter-legal applications at various water sites at local and international levels. RIVERS will research indigenous people's perception of water as a natural resource and human right, and the related UN human rights system, towards new ways of conceptualising water and human rights.

Field of science

  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy/metaphysics/ontology
  • /social sciences/law/human rights/international protection of human rights
  • /social sciences/law/human rights/human rights law
  • /social sciences/law
  • /social sciences/law/human rights

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 498 446

Beneficiaries (2)

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 498 446
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA IGLESIA DE DEUSTO ENTIDAD RELIGIOSA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenida De Las Universidades 24
48007 Bilbao
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments