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International Human Rights Law

International Human Rights Law (10th edn)

Rhona K. M. Smith
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date: 22 March 2023

p. 41522. Sustainable development and human rightslocked

p. 41522. Sustainable development and human rightslocked

  • Rhona K. M. SmithRhona K. M. SmithProfessor of International Human Rights, Newcastle University


This chapter focuses on sustainable development, part of Agenda 2030 of the United Nations, and human rights. This agenda is now the focal point of technical assistance and development programmes around the world and, crucially, applies to all States, irrespective of their state of development. The UN Sustainable Development Goals overlap with, and complement, human rights. Indeed, the associated targets and indicators reflect many core human rights obligations already incumbent on States. Whilst the Sustainable Development Goals lack the force of law underpinning human rights treaties, there is little doubt that strengthening human rights in a State will support progress towards sustainable development.

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