U.N. Human Rights Experts Investigate Mass Water Shutoffs in Detroit

In Detroit, around 27,000 households have had their water shut off this year, with 10,000 still without service. Activists appealed to the United Nations in June for assistance, and over the weekend of October 18-20th of 2014, two United Nation officials, Catarina de Albuquerque, special rapporteur on water and sanitation, and Leilani Farha, special rapporteur on affordable housing, arrived on a fact-finding mission to observe the impact of the shutoffs and possible human rights violations. Shot and Edited by Messiah Rhodes For Recent Reports: UN officials 'shocked' by Detroit’s mass water shutoffs http://america.aljazeera.com/articles... Detroit Residents Meet with United Nations Officials, Demand Moratorium on Water Shutoffs. http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2014... U.N... read more
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U.N. Human Rights Experts Investigate Mass Water Shutoffs in Detroit