Human rights from community: a rights-based approach to development

Oche Onazi

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Poverty, exclusion and lack of participation are symptomatic of state and market-based approaches to human rights. Oche Onazi uses Nigeria as a case study to show how the idea of community is a better alternative, capable of inspiring the poor and the vulnerable to organise themselves democratically and claim ownership of the processes that determine their human rights.
Key Features
•Shows how human rights can be better disposed to all the ramifications of development
•Considers both the strengths and limitations of human rights
•Promotes the role of community within human rights discourse
•Shows how the interaction between community and human rights can offer more responsive solutions to problems such as access to electricity
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9780748654703
ISBN (Print)9780748654673
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameStudies in Global Justice and Human Rights
PublisherEdinburgh University Press


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