Security and Human Right to Water in Central Asia

  • Miguel Ángel Pérez Martín

Part of the Security, Development and Human Rights in East Asia book series (SDHRP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Miguel Ángel Pérez Martín
    Pages 1-16
  3. Miguel Ángel Pérez Martín
    Pages 17-38
  4. Miguel Ángel Pérez Martín
    Pages 153-166
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 167-181

About this book


This book examines the impact and implications of the declaration of human right to water and sanitation access for human security in Central Asia. It analyzes the current risks and threats arising from mismanagement of water resources in Central Asia through the different dimensions of human security: environmental, economic, social, and political. Identifying the main actors involved in water conflict in the region, the author pays particular attention to the multilateral security organizations operating in the region, OSCE, NATO, SCO, and CSTO, and discusses whether their security policies have been effective in addressing these conflicts. 

Miguel Ángel Pérez Martín, PhD, is teacher and researcher at the Institute of Development and Cooperation, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain and coordinator of the Observatory of Human Right to Water. He is a specialist in water resources and Eurasian studies and has conducted research in Iran, the UK, Germany, and Kazakhstan.


Central Asia human rights law social justice social science water

Authors and affiliations

  • Miguel Ángel Pérez Martín
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Complutense de Madrid MadridSpain

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