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India's Rights RevolutionHas It Worked for the Poor?$
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S.K. Das

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780198081661

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081661.001.0001

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The Rights Discourse

The Rights Discourse

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(p.5) Chapter 1 The Rights Discourse
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India's Rights Revolution
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S.K. Das

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081661.003.0001

This chapter describes the evolution of the human rights discourse covering the time from the American Declaration of Independence of 1776 and the French Revolution of 1789 to the present. It discusses the impact of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Covenants and Conventions, and looks at the expansion in the domain of human rights to cover economic and social rights. It also talks about different conceptions of human rights, particularly of Amartya Sen and Onora O’Neill, and also the critiques such as the feasibility critique and the institutional critique, and allocation of obligations. This chapter points out how a number of considerations—adequacy of the law, robust institutionalization, enabling economic environment, accessible remedies—have to receive attention, for the rights-based approach to succeed,

Keywords:   Universal Declaration, economic rights, social rights, Amartya Sen, Onora O’Neill, feasibility critique, institutionalization critique, adequacy of law, economic environment, accessible remedies

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