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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 peacebuilding

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Publication date2015
Original languageEnglish
EventLaw and Society Association Annual Conference 2015 - Westin Hotel, Seattle, United States
Duration: 28/05/201531/05/2015

Conference

ConferenceLaw and Society Association Annual Conference 2015
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period28/05/1531/05/15

Abstract

This paper examines the exclusion of economic and social rights from peacebuilding. The dominance of a liberal peacebuilding agenda is critiqued as a possible reason for this omission. It is argued that an alternative approach to peacebuilding is required which refocuses the peacebuilding agenda on human security: Aa 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, throughout the whole peacebuilding process, from peace agreements to post-conflict reconstruction . The result will be a reclaiming of the peacebuilding agenda in order to improve the effectiveness of peacebuilding.