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Realizing the Right to Development

Essays in Commemoration of 25 Years of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development

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This book is devoted to the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development. It contains a collection of analytical studies of various aspects of the right to development, which include the rule of law and good governance, aid, trade, debt, technology transfer, intellectual property, access to medicines and climate change in the context of an enabling environment at the local, regional and international levels. It also explores the issues of poverty, women and indigenous peoples within the theme of social justice and equity. The book considers the strides that have been made over the years in measuring progress in implementing the right to development and possible ways forward to make the right to development a reality for all in an increasingly fragile, interdependent and ever-changing world.

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Self-determination of peoples and sovereignty over natural wealth and resources

This chapter addresses the interrelationship between resource sovereignty, self-determination and the right to development, as defined in the Declaration on the Right to Development. After discussing the genesis of sovereignty over natural resources as a principle of international law, reference will be made to the development-related articles in the Charter of the United Nations and the evolution of the principles of self-determination and resource sovereignty in the United Nations, devoting particular attention to the General Assembly resolution 1803 (XVII) of 14 December 1962 entitled “Permanent sovereignty over natural resources” (hereafter “Declaration on Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources”) and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, adopted by the General Assembly in 2007 and annexed to its resolution 61/295. The chapter concludes with an assessment of the pertinence of self-determination and resource sovereignty

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