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"CANCELLED" ESRG, Lunchtime Seminar: Development, Human Rights, and the Universal Periodic Review in South Asia

Thursday, April 23, 2020
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center 162

Professor Joel Oestreich (Drexel University) {Co-Sponsored as an HRI Lunchtime Seminar Series event, jointly with International Studies Association (ISA); India Studies; and the Business & HR Initiative}

Abstract: The connection between the Universal Periodic Review process and the Sustainable Development Goals is now well established, as is the link between the SDGs and a Rights-Based Approach to Development. What is left to do is to close the circle by tying development assistance to the UPR. This paper examines how the UN development machinery is trying to do this. Using examples from South Asia, it shows that UN development agencies are using the UPR process to promote a rights-based approach, and in turn are assisting states in the UPR process. This opens new possibilities both for development assistance and human rights promotion in developing states.


Prakash Kashwan,

Human Rights Institute (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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