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The Mutuality of Challenges Facing Human Rights and Human Security: A New Framework of Analysis

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The interrelationship between Human Rights and “related fields” such as Human Security, Development, Democracy and Good Governance was emphasised at the United Nations Millennium Summit, which resulted in a declaration that affirmed global commitments to the protection of the vulnerable, the alleviation of poverty, and the rectification of corrupt structures and processes— particularly in those countries in which there is a lack of “rule of law” and good governance. The world’s leaders resolved to spare no effort to promote democracy and strengthen the rule of law, as well as respect for all internationally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the right to Human Security. This paper intends to analytically discuss Human Rights and Human Security with a focus on the interrelationship between human rights and concepts such as the right to development, conflict prevention, peace-making and peace-building, poverty reduction and good govcernance.

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Ome, E. and Casimir, A. (2015) The Mutuality of Challenges Facing Human Rights and Human Security: A New Framework of Analysis. Open Journal of Political Science, 5, 68-75. doi: 10.4236/ojps.2015.52007.

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