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A Human Rights Conceptual Framework for UNICEF

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  • Marta Santos-Pais

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This latest 'Innocenti Essay' outlines the legal and moral stance behind UNICEF's emerging human rights ethic. It goes on to consider the implications of this thinking in terms of the organisation's perceived future role. The author attempts to end the debate between the traditional development thinkers and the rights advocates, arguing that 'development' is meaningless unless it is designed to ensure the realisation of human rights.

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  • Marta Santos-Pais, 1999. "A Human Rights Conceptual Framework for UNICEF," Papers inness99/1, Innocenti Essay.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucf:inness:inness99/1
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    Keywords

    children's rights; convention on the rights of the child; human rights;

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    • K33 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - International Law

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