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ju_sajhr_coverGGSJ researcher Professor Des Gasper has published an article in the South African Journal on Human Rights with co-authors Ana Victoria Portocarrero and Asucion Lera St. Clair.

Entitled ‘An analysis of the Human Development Report 2011 : sustainability and equity : a better future for all’, the article explores the 2011 report regarding aspects of climate change and development.

Gasper and his co-authors argue that the report reveals “a markedly technocratic direction, largely apolitical and insensitive to human rights issues and justice, giving a diluted successor to the HDR 2007/2008 and now close in perspective to the World Bank”.


International Institute of Social Studies

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