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GIVEN THE STRONG RESISTANCE BY STATES TO ANY TRUE ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISMS IN AGENDA 2030, WILL THE SDGs LEAD TO STATES AIMING TO ACHIEVE ‘HUMAN-RIGHTS-DEVOID-OF-MEANING’ INDICATORS?

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Human rights: Food for a thought devoid of meaning   Human Rights Reader 426   We cannot create the impression that the SDGs are a normative rather than a political framework. The SDGs are a political compromise, one that many-of-those-who-should do not fully support. (Simone Lovera)   What happens when indicators are linked to goals […]

IN HUMAN RIGHTS WORK INFORMATION IS POWER ONLY IF IT IS LINKED TO EXERTING INFLUENCE BY CLAIM HOLDERS –THUS THE IMPORTANCE OF THEIR EMPOWERMENT.

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Human rights: Food for a deceivingly measured thought   Human Rights Reader 396   We all know it for long, don’t we?   The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element of so-called democratic societies. Those who manipulate the unseen mechanisms of society constitute an […]

HUMAN RIGHTS ARE NOT A SUPPLEMENTAL TASK IN ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT AFFAIRS POLICY MAKING; THEY ARE A CORE ISSUE. (D. Messner)

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Food for an indeed enforceable thought   Human Rights Reader 372     The Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes human rights as the most important of the four ‘pillars’ in the UN Charter, when stating: “The recognition of the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family […]




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