Solidarity Rights (Development, Peace, Environment, Humanitarian Assistance)
Petra Minnerop, Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Sara C Aminzadeh
- Access to information — Collective rights — Human rights remedies — Rights holders — Sustainable development — Customary international law — General principles of international law
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 Karel Vasak coined the term ‘solidarity rights’ in an article written for the UNESCO Courier in 1977. He suggested that after the international recognition of human rights of the so-called ‘first generation’, ie civil and political rights in the traditional sense (see also International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights  [‘ICCPR’]), and following the acknowledgement of human rights of the ‘second generation’, ie economic and social rights (see also International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights  [‘ICESCR’]) it was time to...