Why A Human Rights Approach?
By basing itself on accepted standards and norms the approach ensure that the arbitrary nature of development is minimized. By empowering communities to claim their human rights, the approach makes those responsible for the realization of rights accountable. By way of applying the human rights principle of universality, the approach identifies those most in need of development interventions. And by using the human rights standards, the approach provides more reliable and measurable benchmarks of success.