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Protect the human rights to water and sanitation in informal settlements: Oral intervention at the 21st session of the UN Human Rights Council

, Index number: IOR 41/023/2012

In this statement, Amnesty International welcomes the report on ‘Stigma and the realization of the human rights to water and sanitation’, which examines in a concrete way how stigmatization in the context of water and sanitation affects members of a wide range of groups. The organization is concerned that slums and informal settlements are often not taken into account in urban planning. Amnesty International has documented the stigma faced by Roma leading to forced evictions, absence of social housing, and consequent denial of their rights to water and sanitation.

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