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September 30th, 2011

Big Win in Mexico on the Human Right to Water

By Claudia Campero, Water Campaigner for Food & Water Watch and Blue Planet Project in Mexico

The right to water and a healthy environment in the Mexican Constitution passed yesterday (September 29) in the plenary of the Senate!

Now we need to follow-up the votes in the state legislative bodies. Once the majority of them pass the initiative, the change will be published and will be officially part of the Mexican Constitution!

We are so excited that these rights will finally be acknowledged in our Constitution and we are now strategizing to make this acknowledgement a reality in people’s lives.

There will be plenty of work in the next several months to make sure the Water Law is amended to reflect this change, but today we celebrate!

This is a major WIN for many Mexican organizations, the Coalición de Organizaciones Mexicanas por el Derecho al Agua among them. However, it is also thanks to the support of the international water movement that we have accomplished this major achievement.

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