Marie Michael Library

Title

Towards an actor-oriented perspective on human rights

Author

Nyamu-Musembi, Celestine

Description

This paper argues that rights are shaped by struggles based on people's own understanding of what they are justly entitled to.  The paper draws out actor-oriented perspectives while reviewing four debates that have been central to international human rights.  It concludes with lessons to be kept in mind while researching linkages between rights, citizenship, participation and accountability.

File No

IDS-WP169

Agency

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Date

October, 2002

Subject(s)

Rights, Citizenship, Participation, Accountability

Pages

23