Ending Extreme Poverty: Securing Human Rights Can Be Decisive

Letras Libres, April 2006

8 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2010  

Stephen C. Smith

George Washington University - Department of Economics

Tony Castleman

Institute for International Economic Policy, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

Date Written: March, 13 2010

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Poverty, Human rRghts, Legal rRghts, NGOs, Charity, Microfinance Plus

JEL Classification: I32, O13

Suggested Citation

Smith, Stephen C. and Castleman, Tony, Ending Extreme Poverty: Securing Human Rights Can Be Decisive (March, 13 2010). Letras Libres, April 2006 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1570167

Stephen C. Smith (Contact Author)

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Tony Castleman

Institute for International Economic Policy, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University ( email )

1957 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
United States

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