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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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 ...
... defined as participatory, non-discriminatory, accountable, transparent and equitable. Thus, it is not just achieving the objectives of development but also the way in which they are achieved that is important in the RTD framework.
At the conceptual level, one can define development and human rights with a sufficient degree of abstraction as to be virtually identical and essentially unimpeachable. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) explains human ...
The same may be said for the concept of health, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) has defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.2 Such a broad ...
The essential definition of this approach is that a body of international human rights law is the only agreed ... writing for the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DFID), defines the human rights approach ...
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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