The Human Right to Water: Justice . . . or Sham?
The Legal, Philosophical, and Theological Background of the New Human Right to Water
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"The Human Right to Water: Justice or . . . Sham? underlines the ethical background behind many of the contemporary challenges posed by poverty and globalization. The writing is highly pedagogical, therefore enabling the reader to gain access to sophisticated concepts, and, despite the scientific nature, even has poetical qualities."
--Francois Dermange, Faculte Autonome de Theologie, Universite de Geneve
"Evelyne Fiechter-Widemann has made a seminal contribution to the topic. Her enthusiasm for the issue is infectious. The water and development professions have a great deal to learn from this excellent treatise."
--Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada, from the foreword
"I warmly commend Dr. Fiechter-Widemann's book, simply because it is a unique way of presenting a fundamental question that remains of great import. Safe drinking water should be available to everyone on this planet. It is a real challenge that the United Nations and several international agencies have neglected in recent decades. The author points to the responsibility of governments for serious good water governance. This impressive book, with its many theological and philosophical analyses, restores with emphasis the human rights dimension to water. A truly unique interdisciplinary work."
--Cornelio Sommaruga, Former President, International Committee of the Red Cross