Reflections on the Right To Development
This important contribution to the understanding of the Right to Development (RTD) presents it as a viable alternative to existing approaches to development.
The essays in this volume are grouped into three sections. Part One introduces the concept of RTD and discusses its theoretical and historical aspects, highlighting its normative content and identifying implementation issues. Part Two contains empirical case studies from India and Sri Lanka and examines national development policies from the RTD perspective. The third part explores the links between social choice and the right to development.
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The primer introduced the notion of RTD, drawing heavily on the reports of the Independent Expert on the Right to Development. This volume brings together reflections and insights of some of the finest academics on the specific aspects ...
Although there is no consensus over an exact definition of RTD as a concept, certain important ingredients of its content can be determined from the reports of the then Independent Expert on the Right to Development (IERD) (Professor ...
... of an Independent Expert (IE) as well as an Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) on RTD. He also examines recent interpretations of RTD, following the submissions made by the IE, which have generated extensive debate and discussions.
... on Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, adopted by a team of experts in 1997, note: It is now undisputed that all human rights are indivisible, interdependent, interrelated and of equal importance for human dignity.
He warns, As international health experts come under the sway of the bankers and their curiously bounded utilitarianism, we can expect more and more of our services to be declared cost-ineffective and more of our patients to be erased.
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An Essay on the Human Rights Approach to Development
Where Are We Today?
The Right to Development in Sri Lanka
The Kerala Experience Reinterpreted
The Right to Development and International Economic Regimes
An Overview and Critical Appraisal
A Social Choice Approach to Implementation and Measurement
About the Editors and Contributors