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THE HUMAN RIGHTS CONCEPT IS CREEPING-IN INTO THE DEVELOPMENT LINGO IN A DISTORTED MANNER AND IN THE WRONG CONTEXT; NOWADAYS THIS IS A CURRENT OCCURRENCE (L. Lhotska)

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Food for an out of context thought   Human Rights Reader 351   In the right context, human rights are relevant to all dimensions of sustainable development. They must shape the purpose and content of all its goals, its targets and the metrics used to measure progress, as well as the way duty bearer commitments […]

MAKING HUMAN RIGHTS RADICAL AGAIN: THE ROLE OF SCIENCE, PASSION AND COMMITMENT (A. Atkisson, J.J. Johnson) (Part 1 of 3)

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Food for a make or break thought (1)   Human Rights Reader 341 [The following three Readers are a distillation and adaptation of Vol.56, No.1, 2013 of this important issue of the journal Development entitled ‘The Future of Development’ edited by Tariq Banuri. The issue has contributions from 14 authors listed at the bottom. Some […]

ON DEVELOPMENT, THE LAW, EMPTY PROMISES AND RESISTANCE IN TIMES OF AGITATION.

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Food for thought about a state of mind   Human Rights Reader 338 [Variations on a theme by Franz Kafka. Inspired, extracted (plagiarized) and paraphrased from his short stories “Un Medico Rural” and “El Pueblo de los Ratones”, Biblioteca Pagina 12, Alianza Editorial, Buenos Aires, 1970].   A cautionary tale:   1. Before the law, […]

HUMAN RIGHTS ARE BOTH PART-OF AND INSTRUMENTAL-TO THE OVERALL PROCESS OF DEVELOPMENT. THE REALIZATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IS AN END-GOAL OF DEVELOPMENT ITSELF.

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Food for a hidden thought   Human Rights Reader 326 -Development solutions of yesterday have literally become our problems of today. (S. Adjei) -It is often wrongly assumed that improvements in societies’ conditions require constant velocity in straight lines forward, as if we were shooting arrows into the future. (G. Cannon)   1. The human […]

SCALING UP NUTRITION (SUN): Is it really going to put nutrition at the centre of development?

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  January blog                                                                                                          Claudio Schuftan I have to admit my columns are not always calming.                              SCALING UP NUTRITION (SUN) LET US HOPE THAT THE SUN INITIATIVE CAN REALLY PUT NUTRITION AT THE CENTRE OF DEVELOPMENT I here now ask questions and make comments about the rather big SUN (Scaling Up Nutrition) worldwide initiative […]

HUMAN RIGHTS-PROOFING DEVELOPMENT PLANS.

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  Food for a neglected yet needed thought   Human Rights Reader 280   -Good economic times are especially conducive to the illusion that bad times will never return.  (A. Dixit) -There is a long, long tradition of development professionals offering development recipes that do not work. Not being facetious, in ongoing development work, the […]

HUMAN RIGHTS EMBRACE THE NON-ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS OF DEVELOPMENT. THEY PROMOTE AND CONSOLIDATE SOCIAL SOLIDARITY. THEY ARE NOT A DISPLAY WINDOW; THEY ENTAIL A DISTINCT PROGRAM, A FULL-BLOWN MOVEMENT.

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Human Rights Reader 247 HUMAN RIGHTS EMBRACE THE NON-ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS OF DEVELOPMENT*. THEY PROMOTE AND CONSOLIDATE SOCIAL SOLIDARITY. THEY ARE NOT A DISPLAY WINDOW; THEY ENTAIL A DISTINCT PROGRAM, A FULL-BLOWN MOVEMENT. (P. Drucker) _______ *: The truth is that there are no purely or primarily economic solutions to human rights problems. -Human rights is […]




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