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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Osmani points out that the RTD approach has also lent additional value to the efforts at realisation of rights in that it is a holistic approach, focusing on (a) complementarities of rights, (b) trade-offs among rights, ...
Also new systems or international rules relating to trade, investment, intellectual property rights, etc., adversely affect the achievement of human rights. Further, the enforcement mechanisms of institutions such as the WTO and the IMF ...
... its conceptual confusion; conflicts of jurisdiction with trade and other international issues; and general resistance to international regulation.38 The countries in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) for their part, decry the failure ...
... debt forgiveness and fairer trade. They take the position that developing countries continue to face difficulties in participating in the globalization process, and that many risk being marginalized and effectively excluded from its ...
This compromised language is rather far removed from mandating an altered international division of labour or terms of trade or aid. Nevertheless, the right to development is used rhetorically to amplify Third World demands on the ...
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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