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Constitutional Review on the Right to Fresh Drinking Water - focusing on water service-related law -

  • Public Land Law Review
  • Abbr : KPLLR
  • 2009, 43(2), pp.737-752
  • Publisher : Korean Public Land Law Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Law

Yongjeon Choi 1

1한국토지공법학회

Accredited

ABSTRACT

As water industry of the twenty-first century is called as Blue Gold, in our country, too, the structural reform in water industry and fostering of water-related enterprise, including public water service have come to an urgent problem. As part of it, privatization, structural reorganization of public consignment and wide area service and others in public water service come into limelight, and the issue is on the stage of legislation. But in the middle of discussion about legislation and policy selection, it is in the face of a national objection because of a lack of argument about 'right to fresh drinking water', and so meets with difficulty. Today, recognition of 'right to fresh drinking water' is admitted as international law, and is stipulated as constitutional right rather than legal right in some countries. Therefore, this paper will examine the human right in 'right to fresh drinking water' through international law, foreign laws and theories and judicial precedents in our country. Also, it will exhibit 'right to fresh drinking water' as a new paradigm about public water service.

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