chapter  5
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The Emergence of Water as a ‘Human Right’ on the World Stage: Challenges and Opportunities

WithArjun Kumar Khadka

Human rights are basic fundamental rights concerning issues such as life, liberty, food,

shelter, and health. These are equal rights for bothmen and women, which encourage social

progress and better standards of living and also the foundation of freedom, justice, and

peace. Human rights recognize the inherent dignity and inalienable rights of all members of

the human family (United Nations, 1948). They are universal, inalienable, and essential for

everyone without limitations and restrictions, irrespective of where in the world one lives.