The report on the netherlands discussed the right to development as a human rights norm and as a policy objective in the external policies of the netherlands. It provides a description and critical analysis of recent dutch human rights and development cooperation policies. It is concluded that the right to development as a human right does not play a self-standing role in dutch human rights and development cooperation policy. More in general, economic, social and cultural rights are not seen as the normative framework for development cooperation and only play a marginal role in dutch human rights foreign policy. Although some promising initiatives have been taken recently, development issues are treated as a policy matter and not grounded in human rights obligations of the netherlands.
|Title of host publication||The Fight Against Poverty and the Right to Development|
|Editors||Mads Andenas, Jeremy Perelman, Christian Scharling|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Jan 2021|
|Series||Ius Comparatum, Global Studies in Comparative Law|