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International Human Rights Law

International Human Rights Law (9th edn)

Rhona K. M. Smith
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date: 22 March 2023

p. 40522. Sustainable development and human rightslocked

p. 40522. Sustainable development and human rightslocked

  • Rhona K. M. SmithRhona K. M. SmithProfessor of International Human Rights and Head of Law School, Newcastle University


This chapter focuses on sustainable development, part of Agenda 2030 of the United Nations. The UN Sustainable Development Goals overlap with human rights and the associated targets and indicators embody many core human rights obligations already incumbent on States. 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.

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