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Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

Resources - Author: Magdalena Sepúlveda / Year: 2012

These Principles are the first global policy guidelines focused specifically on the human rights of people living in poverty. They are intended for use by governments to ensure that public policies, including poverty eradication efforts, reach the poorest members of society, respect and uphold their rights, and take into account...

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Access to information and transparency

Transparency, accountability and reliability have become universally recognized key operational principles for the good governance of public administration in general, and social protection systems in particular. Transparency refers to the requirement that public bodies disclose information and records of their operations, accountability means that processes should be in place...

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Civil and political rights

Under international human rights law, access to information is a right in itself and a prerequisite to ensuring participation in public affairs and accountability.  Consequently, human rights bodies have noted that social security systems must ensure respect for the right of individuals and organizations to seek, receive and impart...

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