P098
Human rights and development: challenges and opportunities (Commission on Human Rights)

Convenors:
Anjali Kurane (Savitribai Phule Pune University (Formerly University of Pune))
Location:
304
Start time:
17 May, 2014 at 8:30
Session slots:
3

Short abstract:

Human rights & development continue to echo as a separate advancement. This panel investigates challenges & opportunities that integrate human rights into development, and overall lack of policy consistency, with reference to excluded & underdeveloped from an Anthropological perspective.

Long abstract:

The relationship between human rights and development is debatably defined more by its differences and separate than by its points of connection. This panel deal with the boundary of human rights & development, focusing on the integration of human rights into development, and the difference of dialogue and overall lack of policy coherence, & policy frameworks. It aims to explore the uneven identification of human rights in the process of development, mainly those that are directly affected by development processes and outcomes. Therefore, it sets out the issues of the policy questions to invite further exploration of the opportunities human rights discourse and their future application in development. Poverty remaining as people are excluded, face discrimination; there's a lack of access to basic services. Poverty is violating a whole range of their rights. The poorest, disadvantaged and marginalised groups are being let down. Violations of human rights occur in the name of religion, race, creed, caste, colour, sex, religion. A deeper understanding of people's rights is needed, with economic, social and cultural rights given equal weight to political and civil rights. So human rights have always been to attain excluded and backward communities and women. There is a crucial link between rights of violations & poverty, exclusion, vulnerability. The panel would try to understand the human rights violation with reference to excluded and backward communities & explore measures to be developed by the policy makers for integration of the importance of human rights for development.