14. HEALTH, HUMAN RIGHTS AND DONORS »

Focusing on sustainable poverty alleviation is inseparable from bringing about greater respect of Human Rights and greater equity.

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13. ON THE ROLE OF THE STATE, THE UN AND CIVIL SOCIETY »

Human Rights are plainly not guaranteed by the existing institutional arrangements.[We have to understand this as a point of departure].

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12. THE ROLE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN POLITICIZING DEVELOPMENT ETHICS, DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE AND DEVELOPMENT PRAXIS – IV »

The implementation of Human Rights requires first and foremost its translation to the domestic level. The current lack of development may not be invoked by Governments to justify the abridgment or postponement of internationally recognized Human Rights.

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11. THE ROLE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN POLITICIZING DEVELOPMENT ETHICS, DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE AND DEVELOPMENT PRAXIS – III »

Meetings on Human Rights (e.g. the recent 26th Session of the UN’s ACC/SCN, Geneva, 12-15 April, 1999 and many other), and even the UN Secretary General's own pronouncements, are desperately asking for ways to ope rationalize the new Human Rights-based paradigm.

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10. The Role of Human Rights in Politicizing Development Ethics, Development Assistance and Development Praxis – II »

I would like you to agree with me that taking, what I call, a ‘minimalist stand towards Human Rights’ will do no harm, but neither will it do much good.

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9. The Role of Human Rights in Politicizing Development Ethics, Development Assistance and Development Praxis – I »

The newly emerging Human Rights framework in development work comes as a reivindication to old time radicals who have been advocating and fighting for a more political approach to the ‘maldevelopment’ the second half of the 20th century has witnessed.

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8. What Does the New UN Human Rights Approach bring to the Struggle of the Poor? – IV »

In all honesty, many governments (if not most) continue to take a soft approach to the implementation of Human Rights. Human Rights actually require a people-oriented state -- a fact that superficially may seem obvious, but of course isn’t. (3, 32)

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7. What Does the New UN Human Rights Approach bring to the Struggle of the Poor? – III »

Getting Human Rights implemented means not only engaging development agencies, but also the government. For the latter to happen, the people (those whose Human Rights are being violated every day) will have to be mobilized, and that is a political decision.

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6. What Does the New UN Human Rights Approach bring to the Struggle of the Poor? – II »

As the new era of Human Rights-based planning in development work gets under way, there are a number of iron laws that begin to gain acceptance. Among them, and in no particular order, I would say, are the following:

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5. What Does the New UN Human Rights Approach bring to the Struggle of the Poor? – I »

We Live in a New Age of Rights Why does our commitment to a Human Rights approach in health, nutrition and development work Read more…