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Title: Critical Analysis of the Applicability of the Right to Development in the Ethiopian Context
Authors: Belay, Getachew
Advisors: Mellese Damtie (LL.B, B, Sc and LL.M)
Keywords: Right
Ethiopian Context
Copyright: Jun-2009
Date Added: 11-May-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: The Right to Development, after a long time discourse is internationally recognized as a universal and inalienable right and integral part of fundamental human rights. It is also further elaborated in the context of all human rights both individual and collective providing priority to fight against absolute poverty integrating environment in a framework of sustainable development. Ethiopia has also guaranteed the principle of the RTD in the FDRE Constitution. States have the duty to formulate development polices for the realization of the RTD. In this respect, the FDRE Constitution incorporated economic, social and environmental objectives whereby laws and policies guided and implemented thereof. The Government consecutively, formulated national development policies in light of addressing sustainable development from the social, economic and environmental perspectives. Thus, in this research, it has been tried to examine the applicability of the RTD in the Ethiopian context. In order to critically analyze the implementation of the RTD and its constitutive rights such as the right to improved living standards and the right to sustainable development, different methods based on primary and secondary sources have been applied. To this end, the essence, legal status and major implementation constraints have been critically assessed. For this purpose, the constitutionally recognized right of public participation is thoroughly discussed in line with development processes. For the implementation of the RTD and its constitutive rights in Ethiopia, policy issues are outlined but the challenge is lack of specific directives or instruments and absence of effective evaluation and monitoring programs. All these problems are reflected in various sectors. More importantly, absence of effective public participation in different development activities is also identified. Therefore, if the government puts the social, economic and environmental development programs in integrated manner into practice, sustainable development can be ensured which, in turn, the principle of the RTD in Ethiopia will be progressively realized.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2992
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