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Global Responsibility for Human RightsWorld Poverty and the Development of International Law$
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Margot E. Salomon and Foreword by Stephen P. Marks

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199284429

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284429.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Global Responsibility for Human Rights

Margot E Salomon

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the function of human rights amidst the current global economic system. It then discusses the increasing gap between rich and poor, the UN General Assembly's adoption of the Declaration on the Right to Development (DRD), and socio-economic rights or the right to development as a basic human right. The chapter then presents the purpose of the book, which includes exploring what the right to development contributes conceptually, and increasingly practically, to concerns related to poverty and underdevelopment in the developing world, and what the right to development offers the international human rights legal regime.

Keywords:   human rights, economic globalization, Declaration of the Right to Development, economic order, international law

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