Simon Maxwell

What Can We Do With a Rights-Based Approach to Development?

What Can We Do With a Rights-Based Approach to Development?, ODIOverseas Development Institute (London) Briefing Paper, 1999 (3) September

A rights-based approach to development sets the achievement of human rights as an objective of development. It uses thinking about human rights as the scaffolding of development policy. It invokes the international apparatus of human rights accountability in support of development action. In all of these, it is concerned not just with civil and political (CP) rights (the right to a trial, not to be tortured), but also with economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights (the right to food, housing, a job) (Box 1)................. (see link in title for full article)

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