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Solidarity Rights (Development, Peace, Environment, Humanitarian Assistance) »

Petra Minnerop, Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Sara C Aminzadeh
1Karel 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 [1966] [‘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 [1966] [‘ICESCR’]) it was time to...