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Dignity, Equality, and Equitable Life Chances

  • Robin Ramcharan
  • Bertrand Ramcharan
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Abstract

Asian delegates participating in the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights made eloquent pleas that the Declaration should lay the basis for human dignity and equitable life chances for all the peoples of the world. This chapter briefly outlines Asian propositions on human dignity, equality, and non-discrimination in the drafting process. It then outlines key elements of a life of dignity—development, democracy, and the rule of law—and content in international human rights law and policy, including the emergence of the right to development.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robin Ramcharan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bertrand Ramcharan
    • 3
  1. 1.Webster UniversityBangkokThailand
  2. 2.Asia CentreBangkokThailand
  3. 3.Emeritus President, UPR InfoAlythUK

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