Right to Sanitation

The project aims to understand the rationale and approaches of the existing legal, policy and institutional frameworks for the realization of the right to sanitation at the regional, national and local levels, and to identify best practices as well as implementation challenges and gaps. The research team will examine these issues through fieldwork in three states – Kerala, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. The analysis will also include an examination of the right to sanitation in the context of its link with other human rights such as the right to water, the right to education and the right to health as well as the potential of using the ongoing programmes and schemes introduced by the Central and state governments, such as programs for ensuring rural employment and housing for the realization of the right to sanitation. In order to contribute to the mutual learning process, the project will also assess the national legal and policy frameworks for the realization of the right to sanitation in Kenya and South Africa, where it is a constitutionally guaranteed right.