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Human Rights and the World Bank: Practice, Politics, and Law

The World Bank Legal Review: Law, Equity, and Development, pp. 353-383

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 07/11

33 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2007 Last revised: 20 Nov 2007

David Kinley

The University of Sydney Law School

Abstract

This article is about the plurality of international human rights law; it explores the political, policy, and practical dimensions of human rights law as they relate to the work of the World Bank. It is situated within the broad debate of the role of human rights in aid and development policy, and also within the more particular discussion of the place of human rights in the strategic thinking and operational practices of the World Bank.

Keywords: International law, human rights, international organisations, development law

JEL Classification: K33, K20, F34

Suggested Citation

Kinley, David, Human Rights and the World Bank: Practice, Politics, and Law. The World Bank Legal Review: Law, Equity, and Development, pp. 353-383; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 07/11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=962987

David Kinley (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

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