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Human Rights-Based Approaches to Development: Towards Accountability

Patrick Twomey

in Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Action

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780199217908
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191705380 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217908.003.0003
 Human Rights-Based Approaches to Development: Towards Accountability

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This chapter outlines the core concepts of human rights-based approaches (HRBAs) and explores the evolution of human rights-based approaches to development including the United Nations (UN) commitment to integrate human rights into all its work, national development plans, the role of socio-economic rights in development problem analysis, impact assessment, and key challenges to undertaking human rights-based development. The chapter also highlights the issue of measurement of human rights change as a critical factor in development planning, implementation, and evaluation towards ensuring accountability for both process and impact.

Keywords: human rights; economic development; national development; socio-economic rights; impact assessment

Chapter.  11137 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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