Possibilities and Challenges of the Human Rights-Based Approach to Development

Possibilities and Challenges of the Human Rights-Based Approach to Development

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Seppänen, Samuli
Possibilities and Challenges of the Human Rights-Based Approach to Development
Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights
Erik Castrén Institute Research Reports 17
Helsinki 2005, 125 pp.

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It seems commonsencial to assume that human rights considerations should be incorporated into development cooperation. Yet the so called human rights-based approach to development is a new development policy which has not been universally adopted in the field of development cooperation. This discussion paper examines arguments for and against making human rights the focus of development planning.

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ISBN 952-10-2807-6
ISSN 1457-5965