Found 3 article(s) for author 'Stephen Marks'

Poverty and Human Rights

Poverty and Human Rights. Stephen Marks, 2017, Book Chapter, “This chapter addresses the challenge posed by poverty to the protection of human rights. Human rights define the entitlements considered necessary for a life of dignity in society, including the right to an adequate standard of living, that is, the right to be free from poverty. At this high level of abstraction, the elimination of poverty and realization of human rights are similar in that both clarify what needs to be done so that all human beings enjoy minimal standards of a decent existence. The context for this inquiry is the consensus regarding the imperative of poverty reduction and human rights realization, and the contested interpretations of the relationship between the two. This context will be set out first, followed by a discussion of how international
discourses on human rights and poverty diverge and, finally, how they converge.Link

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Human Rights and the Challenges of Science and Technology

Human Rights and the Challenges of Science and Technology, Stephen Marks, December 2014, Paper. “The expansion of the corpus of international human rights to include the right to water and sanitation has implications both for the process of recognizing human rights and for future developments in the relationships between technology, engineering and human rights. Concerns with threats to human rights resulting from developments in science and technology were expressed in the early days of the United Nations (UN), along with the recognition of the ambitious human right of everyone ‘to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications.’ This comment explores the hypothesis…”¬†Link

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Realizing the Right to Development: Essays in Commemoration of 25 Years of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development

Realizing the Right to Development: Essays in Commemoration of 25 Years of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development. Stephen Marks, 2013, Book Chapter (see chapters 30-31). “From the earliest formulations of the right to development, the value of indicators or criteria for measuring progress has been recognized. The Secretary-General mentioned indicators in his 1979 report (E/CN.4/1334) and the 1990 Global Consultation on the Right to Development as a Human Right stressed “the need for criteria or indicators for evaluating progress”…” Link verified¬†October 6, 2014

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