Marie Michael Library
Towards an actor-oriented perspective on human rights
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.
Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Rights, Citizenship, Participation, Accountability