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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Human Security

Martin Wählisch

Subject(s):
Economic, social, and cultural rights — Sustainable development — Humanitarian intervention — International peace and security

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The concept of ‘human security’ has been increasingly under discussion among practitioners and in scholarly circles ( Martin and Owen ). In 1994, the Human Development Report of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) drew global attention to the idea, emphasizing the need for ‘people-centred development’ as the foundation of the global development agenda. The notion of human security is to approach security beyond a purely State-focused military angle, but also include humanitarian, political, economic, and social perspectives. In this spirit, the UN’s...
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