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Legislative Options for Water Law in Iraq

This memorandum, requested by parliamentarians, provides a broad overview of the national and international contexts of water resource law as it relates to human rights. The paper provides options for legislators to ensure that human rights are taken into account when legislating on the topic of water resources, ensuring that drought-stricken Iraq continues to legislate with the most vulnerable in mind. Comparative examples are provided from Kenya, Lesotho, European Union, South Africa, Uganda, Ecuador and Egypt, among others.