The Right to Development in International Law

The Right to Development in International Law

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The chapters in this volume are based on the papers that were presented at the Calcutta seminar organized in March 1992 by the ILA Committee on Lehal Aspects of a New International Economic Order (NIEO). The conference focused on the right to development, in particular its ideas and ideology, human rights aspects and implementation in specific areas of international law. The volume is accordingly organized in three parts.
The chapters cover a vast area of subjects, derived from the UN Declaration of the Right to Development. From the developed and underdeveloped world 33 authors discuss topics including: contents, scope and implementation of the right to development; human rights of individuals and peoples; co-operation between the European Community and the Lome IV states; current developments in investments treaties; refugee protection; development and democracy; concept of sustainable development; environmental issues; protection of intellectual property; transfer of technology; human rights in international financial institutions; and the legal conceptualization of the debt crisis.
Professor Oscar Schachter observes in the first chapter that the Declaration continues to be a `challenging subject for legal commentary' for its `detable legal status, its combination of collective and individual rights, its expansive conception of development and its equivocal obligation'.
Apart from support, doubts about the concept to the right to development may also be found in this volume.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 418 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 31.75mm | 803g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1992 ed.
  • 0792316827
  • 9780792316824

Table of contents

Abbreviations. Forewords. Part I. The Right to Development: Ideas and Idealogy. Part II. Development as a principle of International and Human rights. Part III. Shaping Development in Specific Areas of International Law. Epilogue. Elements for an ILA Declaration on the Right to Development (Calcutta Declaration).
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