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Human Rights and Financing for Development (October 2009)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Oct 19, 2009

Human Rights and Financing for Development (October 2009)

The Doha Financing for Development Review Conference, held in 2008 recognized the importance of respect for all human rights, including the right to development, in the global partnership for development. A side event co-organized by Center of Concern and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights explores the significance of the human rights and right to development agenda for the Financing for Development process.

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Engaging Faith | Tue, Aug 12, 2008

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time [a]

 August 17, 2008

Readings

     Isaiah 56:1, 6-7

     Romans 11:13-15, 29-32

     Matthew 15:21-28

Calendar

August 15: Feast of the Assumption of Mary

August 23: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

Quotes

This is the mystery of our Church, that all men and women are brothers and sisters, all one in Christ, all bear the image of the Eternal God.

Economic Rights and Economic Justice in Economic Theory and Policy: An Introductory Note

Global Women's Project | Sat, Feb 21, 1998

Economic Rights and Economic Justice in Economic Theory and Policy: An Introductory Note

"As discussed in ""What Are Economic and Social Rights,"" Economic, Social and Cultural Rights have been marginalized in the evolution of the international and national human rights system. The source of this marginalization can be traced to two historical socio-political processes: male and class biases in liberalism and the post World War II cold war dynamics. However, there is yet another very important reason (which is inextricably intertwined with the capitalism / communism split) behind the marginalization of economic rights. That force is the dominant (orthodox) economic analysis and economic policy. The analytical framework of orthodox economics has historically been a very exclusive and narrow discourse based on highly restrictive assumptions about human nature, the good life, the good society and the structures that must be created to ensure the optimal operations of that society. Within this framework discussions of economic and social rights have been ignored, marginalized or otherwise subsumed under narrow discussion of efficiency, productivity, economic liberty, property rights and corporate rights. "
What are Economic and Social Rights

Global Women's Project | Sat, Feb 21, 1998

What are Economic and Social Rights

"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirmed the essential dignity and integrity of human beings. It recognized human beings entitlement to the means necessary to promote and protect human dignity. It also recognized the crucial and inextricable intertwinement between civil and political rights and access to resources and opportunities to utilize human capabilities for the self-realization necessary to assure and maintain personhood. This seeming comprehensiveness made the International Bill of Human Rights appear to be a radically progressive ideology which could simultaneously serve as both a set of fundamental values governing the human condition; a tool for critical consciousness raising about power structures; and a path to empowerment for much of humanity. However, as it would turn out this was not the case."

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