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Human Rights Based Approaches to Development: Concepts, Evidence, and Policy


Varun Gauri


World Bank; World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Siri Gloppen


Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI)

January 1, 2012

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5938

Abstract:     
This paper assesses the benefits, risks, and limitations of human rights based approaches to development, which can be catalogued on the basis of the institutional mechanisms they rely on: global compliance based on international and regional treaties; the policies and programming of donors and executive agencies; rights talk; and legal mobilization. The paper briefly reviews the politics of the first three kinds of human rights based approaches before examining constitutionally based legal mobilization for social and economic rights in greater detail. Litigation for social and economic rights is increasing in frequency and scope in several countries, and exhibits appealing attributes, such as inclusiveness and deliberative quality. Still, there are potential problems with this form of human rights based mobilization, including middle class capture, the potential counter-majoritarianism of courts, and difficulties in compliance. The conclusion summarizes what is known, and what remains to be studied, regarding human rights based approaches to development.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 28

Keywords: Human Rights, Gender and Law, Health Law, Parliamentary Government, Population Policies

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Date posted: January 11, 2012  

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Gauri, Varun and Gloppen, Siri, Human Rights Based Approaches to Development: Concepts, Evidence, and Policy (January 1, 2012). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5938. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1982447

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Varun Gauri (Contact Author)
World Bank ( email )
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Washington, DC 20433
United States
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World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Washington, DC 20433
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Siri Gloppen
Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) ( email )
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Norway
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