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Normative Esperanto? Proposed Indicatorisation of the Right to Development in the UN

13th December 2015

In this Regarding Rights blog post, CIGJ Visiting Scholar Siobhán Airey, discusses the ‘indicatorisation’ of the Right to Development (RTD), which was proclaimed in a Declaration within the UN in 1986.

A Task Force on the Implementation of RTD has focussed on developing guidelines and objective indicators to “translate… the human rights norms and principles into parameters accessible to policymakers and development practitioners.” In the process, the Declaration’s ideas about equality are being tempered by sources of knowledge from a non-human rights context.

Read the entire blog post on the Regarding Rights blog.

About Regarding Rights:

Regarding Rights is an initiative of the Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ). Under the auspices of Professor Hilary Charlesworth’s ARC Laureate Fellowship Project ‘Strengthening the international human rights system: rights, regulation and ritualism’, Regarding Rights provides a forum for voices from activism and academia to comment on important issues in human rights.

Interested contributors should contact the editors, Benjamin Authers and Emma Larking.

Tags: Human rights

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