Development and Rights
The fiftieth anniversary of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights prompts a re-examination of the links between 'development' and the range of economic, social, political, and cultural rights that are enshrined within it. Chronic poverty is a flagrant denial of what the international community once hailed as the basic rights and fundamental freedoms on which our humanity and security must rest. The papers in this collection consider, among other entitlements, the right to food, adequate housing, safe employment, protection from sexual assault, and popular involvement in the political processes that shape the lives of poor communities.
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The depoliticisation of poverty
The humanitarian responsibilities of the UN Security Council: ensuring the security the people
African rural labour and the World Bank: an alternative perspective
Deborah Fahy Bryceson and John Howe
Empowerment and survival: humanitarian work in civil conflict
The global struggle for the right to a place to live
Agrarian reform: a continuing imperative or an anachronism?
The ethics of immigration controls: issues for development NGOs
The right to protection from sexual assault: the Indian anti-rape campaign
Guatemala: uncovering the past, recovering the future
Strengthening unions: the case of irrigated agriculture in the Brazilian north-east
All rights guaranteed – all actors accountable: poverty is a violation of human rights
Collective memory and the process of reconciliation and reconstruction
Devastation by leather tanneries in Tamil Nadu
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‘Firoze Manji’s introductory essay and the 12 wide-ranging articles in the body of this volume have the effect of grabbing the international development community and its well-intentioned supporters by the lapels and giving them all a vigorous shaking. Hard-hitting and stimulating.’