Ending Extreme Poverty: Securing Human Rights Can Be Decisive
Stephen C. Smith
George Washington University - Department of Economics
Institute for International Economic Policy, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
March, 13 2010
Letras Libres, April 2006
This article, published in Spanish translation in the Mexican journal Letras Libres (and reprinted in the Peru legal journal Ius Inter Gentes), argues the links between improving human and legal rights protections for people living in poverty and success in ending poverty. It then examines approaches to achieving improvement in human and legal rights of people living in poverty, illustrating with examples from a variety of NGO programs. Previously the article has not been available in English.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 8
Keywords: Poverty, Human rRghts, Legal rRghts, NGOs, Charity, Microfinance Plus
JEL Classification: I32, O13
Date posted: March 14, 2010
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