Human Rights and Extreme Poverty (completed)

The objective of the Human Rights and Extreme Poverty (HUREP) project is to contribute to the understanding of the relationship between human rights and poverty.

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About the project

The Human Rights and Extreme Poverty (HUREP) project promotes interdisciplinary research in the area of human rights and extreme poverty. Although primarily academic in nature, HUREP also brings together policymakers, members of voluntary organisations and other civil society actors involved in, or interested in, applying research from the field of human rights and extreme poverty in their own activities. (More)

Objectives

The objective of the Human Rights and Extreme Poverty (HUREP) project is to contribute to the understanding of the relationship between human rights and poverty by:

  • Undertaking analysis and assessment studies in partnership with academic communities in developing countries that can help Norwegian and international efforts to address the urgent matter of poverty eradication as a human rights issue.
  • Encouraging and promoting empirical research on social justice and accountability of states and exploring public policies and law reforms aimed at legal and social empowerment of the poor by promoting, protecting and fulfilling human rights.
  • Organising three international (but regionally-based) conferences addressing experiences, opportunities and constraints on human rights and rights-based approaches to poverty eradication in the period 2007-2010, with local academic institutions as responsible partners.
  • Producing and exchanging research on human rights and poverty with the aim of disseminating findings through international publications.
  • Establishing the Human Rights and Extreme Poverty (HUREP) network with the aim of bringing together policymakers, members of voluntary organisations and other civil society actors involved in, or interested in, applying research from the field of human rights and extreme poverty in their own activities.

Financing

Published Aug. 19, 2011 1:55 PM - Last modified May 27, 2016 9:43 AM