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Slovenia becomes first EU nation to enshrine human right to water in their constitution

by Futures Centre, Dec 21
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The new amendment to Slovenia‘s constitution states that drinkable water is a human right. Largely to prevent the commercialization of the country’s water resources, the Slovenian parliament just voted in favor of the new law (November 18 2016). Slovenia is the first European Union country to include the right to water in its constitution, although 15 other countries across the world had already done so.

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