International Poverty Law An Emerging Discourse
This book seeks to advance the emerging field of international poverty law. While law and development discourse has dealt with international poverty, advocates of poverty reduction customarily operate within a nation-state context. The contributors More...
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This book seeks to advance the emerging field of international poverty law. While law and development discourse has dealt with international poverty, advocates of poverty reduction customarily operate within a nation-state context. The contributors to this volume, while largely, although not exclusively, relying on human rights discourse and United Nations, International Labour Organization and World Trade Organization initiatives as their primary legal sources, begin to position international poverty law as a legitimate field for transnational, multidisciplinary legal research and dialogue. While critiquing both legal theory and current policy, they nevertheless open up a constructive prospect of specific arenas in which the development of international poverty law can contribute to addressing poverty reduction.
|Towards an emerging international poverty law|
|How can human rights contribute to poverty reduction? A philosophical assessment of the Human Development Report 2000|
|Poverty as a failure of entitlement: do rights-based approaches make sense?|
|Biodiversity versus biotechnology: an economic and environmental struggle for life|
|The right to food: the significance of the United Nations Special Rapporteur|
|South African poverty law: the role and influence of international human rights instruments|
|Child labour in India and the international human rights discourse|
|Privatizing human rights? The role of corporate codes of conduct|
|Developing universal anti-poverty regimes: the role of the United Nations in the establishment of international poverty law|
|About the contributors|