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    Rights statement: This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Human Rights Law Review following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Amanda Cahill-Ripley Reclaiming the Peacebuilding Agenda: Economic and Social Rights as a Legal Framework for Building Positive Peace - A Human Security Plus Approach to Peacebuilding Human Rights Law Review (2016) 16 (2): 223-246 first published online April 29, 2016 doi:10.1093/hrlr/ngw007 is available online at: http://hrlr.oxfordjournals.org/content/16/2/223

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Reclaiming the peacebuilding agenda: economic and social rights as a legal framework for building positive peace : a human security plus approach to peace-building

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>06/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Human Rights Law Review
Issue number2
Volume16
Number of pages14
Pages (from-to)223-246
Publication statusPublished
Early online date29/04/16
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This article examines the exclusion of economic and social rights from peacebuilding. The peacebuilding process has become dominated by a liberal agenda resulting in a ‘one size fits all’ model of peacebuilding. As a consequence, the inclusion of human rights within the mandate of peacebuilding has also been limited to a liberal conception of human rights constituting only civil and political rights. It is argued that an alternative approach is required which refocuses the peacebuilding agenda on human security: a hybrid ‘human security plus’ approach to peacebuilding (or a ‘inclusive’ human rights approach) will ensure the protection and promotion of economic, social and cultural rights, while maintaining protection of civil and political rights, throughout the whole peacebuilding process: from peace agreements to post-conflict reconstruction. The result will be a reclaiming of the peacebuilding agenda to improve its effectiveness and provide a legal framework for building positive peace.

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This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Human Rights Law Review following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Amanda Cahill-Ripley Reclaiming the Peacebuilding Agenda: Economic and Social Rights as a Legal Framework for Building Positive Peace - A Human Security Plus Approach to Peacebuilding Human Rights Law Review (2016) 16 (2): 223-246 first published online April 29, 2016 doi:10.1093/hrlr/ngw007 is available online at: http://hrlr.oxfordjournals.org/content/16/2/223