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International Poverty Law


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Contents 1. Introduction: Toward an Emerging International Poverty Law - Lucy Williams 2. How Can Human Rights Contribute to Poverty Reduction? A Philosophical Assessment of the Human Development Report 2000- Asuncion Lera St. Clair 3. Poverty as a Failure of Entitlement: Do Rights-Based Approaches make Sense? - Bas de Gaay Fortman 4. Biodiversity vs. Biotechnology: An Economic and Environmental Struggle for Life - Margarita Gabriela Prieto-Acosta 5. The Right To Food : The Significance of the United Nations Special Rapporteur - Ahmed Aoued 6. South African Poverty Law: The Role and Influence of International Human Rights Instruments - Marius Olivier and Linda Jansen Van Rensburg 7. Child Labour in India and the International Human Rights Discourse - Debi S. Saini 8. Privatizing Human Rights? The Role of Corporate Codes of Conduct - Aurora Voiculescu 9. Developing Universal Anti-Poverty Regimes: The Role of the United Nations in the Establishment of International Poverty Law - Gabriel Amitsis

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Presents a theoretical framework for the development of international poverty law.

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Lucy Williams is a US lawyer with extensive experience of the trans-border dimensions of poverty in North America. Her previous publications include Law and Poverty (Zed Books, 2003), also in the series. The series is published in association with The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty, University of Bergen.

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