The Poverty of Rights: Human Rights and the Eradication of Poverty

The Poverty of Rights: Human Rights and the Eradication of Poverty


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ISBN-13: 9781856499781
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication date: 08/28/2001
Series: International Studies in Poverty Research Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Willemvan Genugten is Professor of International Law at Tilburg University and Professor of Human Rights at Nijmegen University. Camillo Perez-Bustillo is Research Professor at the State of Mexico campus of the Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.

Table of Contents

Preface - Camilo Perez-Bustillo

Part 1: Citizenship, Democracy and Participation: Contemporary Challenges and New Paradigms
1. Expansion of citizenship and democratic construction - Eduardo S. Bustelo
2. Human rights: a new paradigm - Patricia Helena Massa Arzabe
3. Natural history and social history: limits and urgent priorities which condition the exercise of human rights - Juan Antonio Blanco

Part 2: The Vicious Circles of Poverty
4. Poverty and human rights in the light of the philosophy and contributions of Father Joseph Wresinski - Marco Aurelio Ugarte Ochoa
5. The promotion of economic, social and cultural rights as a formula to face poverty: the case of Panama - Maribel Gordon C.

Part 3: Indigenous Struggles against Poverty
6. Indigenous peoples and mega projects: hydroelectric dams in the land of the Pehuenches in the Highlands of the Bio Bio River, Chile. Utopias of development and human rights - Claudio Gonzalez-Parra
7. Human rights, poverty and indigenous peoples' struggles in the Americas: new directions and case studies from Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Nicaragua - Camilo Perez-Bustillo
8. Indigenous poverty and social mobilisation - Luiz Hernandez Navarro

Part 4: Solutions from a Human Rights Perspective
9. Poverty and social justice in Latin America: economic and social rights and the material conditions necessary to render them effective - Hector Gros Espiell
10. The right to development as a programming tool for development co-operation - Patrick van Weerelt
11. The human rights challenge to global poverty - Chris Jochnick

Conclusion: Human rights as source of inspiration and instrument for the eradication of extreme poverty: the need for an integrated economic, political and legal approach - Willem van Genugten and Camilo Perez-Bustillo

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