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Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Action$
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Mashood Baderin and Robert McCorquodale

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199217908

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217908.001.0001

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Human Rights-Based Approaches to Development: Towards Accountability

Human Rights-Based Approaches to Development: Towards Accountability

(p.45) 3 Human Rights-Based Approaches to Development: Towards Accountability
Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Action

Patrick Twomey

Oxford University Press

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

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