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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With the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Right to Development in 1986 and the recognition of RTD as a human right in the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action in 1993, the essential elements of the debate over NIEO re-emerged ...
She demonstrates how the need to attract capital inflow or prevent capital flight can result in the adoption of policies with major human rights implications. Also new systems or international rules relating to trade, investment, ...
On competition policy, she recommends the adoption of a flexible approach, allowing individual countries to work out their own forms of intervention to ensure competitive practices. The chapter also recommends various changes in the ...
... 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.
... typical of Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) advocates of a human rights-based approach, which has been adopted as the official policy by several UN agencies including the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
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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