Title
Reinjecting 'the local' into human rights-based approaches to development programming Reinjecting 'the local' into human rights-based approaches to development programming
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Law
Publication type
article
Publication
Oxfordshire ,
Subject
Law
Source (journal)
Development in practice. - Oxfordshire
Volume/pages
(2015)
ISSN
0961-4524
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
In this article we examine one of the causes of the non-implementation of a human rights-based approach to development in depth, namely the assumption of some development practitioners that this approach has only limited local relevance. We argue that consultations with local rights-holders can increase the legitimacy and effectiveness of this approach, and use new empirical material on the Sanitized Villages project in the DRC to indicate one possible avenue for increasing the local relevance of human rights-based approaches.
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