CDHR began publishing a quarterly bulletin on human rights and development in 2007. The target audiences of the Rights & Development Bulletin were human rights activists, academics, public servants, the NGO community, and the interested public, and its purpose was to promote awareness of current developments in the area of human rights and development, with an emphasis on rights-based approaches to development and the Right to Development (RTD). The bulletin’s scope was broader than that of most other publications focused on human rights. We focused on civil and political rights, economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR), as well as group and collective rights.
While the Bulletin’s primary focus was on India, we regularly featured articles with a regional or global focus. This is because, at CDHR, we recognize that poverty and violations of human rights are global problems that require global solutions and global action based on the active collaboration of a wide range of stakeholders.
Our bulletin was prepared primarily by CDHR’s research staff and interns and contained both original and previously published articles. We published a number of groundbreaking articles in areas such as the right to food, right to education, right to information, women’s empowerment and gender equality, poverty eradication, the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and various human rights issues that are debated in the global arena, such as how to improve access to medicines given the current intellectual property rights regime.
Change in format (2015): In January, 2015, we discontinued publication of our quarterly Rights & Development Bulletin. We are replacing the journal with articles that are published directly online (you will find these by clicking on the ‘Bulletin’ tab on this website). We have implemented this change in order to make our articles more searchable, current, and accessible.
Archives (2007-2015): Please find below an archive of selected issues of the Rights & Development Bulletin.