Costa Rica adopts constitutional amendment declaring right to water
10 June 2020
President Carlos Alvarado of Costa Rica (photo credit: Inter-American Dialogue/flickr)
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.'
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