Right to development is an inalienable human right
December 07,2015 By:chinahumanrights.org
|Dec.7,2015--Enacted by the UN General Assembly on December 4, 1986, the Declaration on the Right to Development is a pioneering document which for the first time states clearly that the right to development is an inalienable right.
The Declaration says, “All peoples are entitled to participate in, contribute to, and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development, in which all human rights and fundamental freedoms can be fully realized.”
Economic growth itself is not the aim of development. “Development is a comprehensive economic, social, cultural and political process, which aims at the constant improvement of the well-being of the entire population and of all individuals on the basis of their active, free and meaningful participation in development and in the fair distribution of benefits resulting therefrom,” the Declaration says.
The right to development belongs to all individuals and races from all places without distinction. “The human right to development also implies the full realization of the right of peoples to self-determination, which includes, subject to the relevant provisions of both International Covenants on Human Rights, the exercise of their inalienable right to full sovereignty over all their natural wealth and resources.”
By: Qu Yungui Liu Qiang