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The Right to Development as Applied in National Law

Jane Ansah

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/9780199217908.003.0016
 The Right to Development as Applied in National Law

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This chapter examines the legal status of the right to development in international law and its inclusion as an ESC right. This is applied to the particular national example of Malawi, which has the right to development protected by its Constitution. It is shown that the main obstacle for the realization of the right to development within states is the lack of equitable policies and programmes for distribution and redistribution of resources, which, if remedied, should result into the elimination of power inequalities.

Keywords: human rights; international law; ESC right; national development; Malawi

Chapter.  15453 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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