MOST Collecting Signatures for Recognising Human Right to Safe Drinking Water

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ZAGREB, August 14, 2019 – The MOST Party’s political secretary Nikola Grmoja formally launched in Rijeka on Wednesday the initiative of this Opposition party to collect signatures for its petition that the right to safe drinking water be protected in the Constitution.

Grmoja said that the party would collect signatures of citizens throughout the country in a bid to ensure the protection of “Croatia’s great water resources”.

The party insists that provision of water supplies to consumers should be conducted by public suppliers now when both in Croatia and abroad, corporations are trying to privatise water resources, said Grmoja.

It is important to make sure that all our citizens and our children in the future have access to safe drinking water, he added.

For the launch of the procedure to amend the Constitution for that purpose, the MOST first needed to collect 31 signatures of MPs for its motion to be tabled in the parliament, and the party has made it.

Furthermore, any change of the Constitution requires the support of two thirds of lawmakers, that is 101 votes in favour of such a proposal.

Grmoja said that also a part of parliamentarians from the ruling majority have shown interest in this topic.

The human right to safe drinking water was first recognised by the UN General Assembly and the Human Rights Council as part of binding international law in 2010. Recognising access to water and sanitation as human rights reflects the fundamental nature of these basics in every person’s life, says the World Organisation.

More MOST news can be found in the Politics section.


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