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

Petra Minnerop, Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Sara C Aminzadeh
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 [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...