How Human Rights Law Is Evolving to Address Inequality

Addressing vulnerability and promoting security
Posted Jan 31, 2019 | Chatham House, Chanu Peiris

Human rights law guarantees rights – including those to education, healthcare and social security – that, if met, can mitigate inequality. While the focus in the Global North has been on civil and political rights, international human rights law included economic and social rights. On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Chanu Peiris examines how these relate to inequality, a burning political issue. In her article for Chatham House, she concludes that greater emphasis should be placed on inclusive action and on building alliances between diverse groups. Human rights analysis will need to move beyond documenting the impact of systemic issues to tackling root causes and creating a vision of economic inclusion and governance.


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