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The Mutual between Sustainable Development and Human Rights:a Dding Responsibility as a Catalyst

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The additional value which human rights-based approaches and sustainable development projects can bring to each other remains largely unrealized. This chapter shows reflections about the various interrelationships that help to highlight a fruitful linkage between right and responsibility: responsibility may be re-visualized as right, and right as responsibility. The mutual feedback between sustainable development and human rights is not just mechanical but also conceptual. The 'relational' or 'self-transcending' aspect of human rights comes again to the forefront in sustainable development when these civil and political rights are exercised on behalf of nature and on behalf of fellow human beings worldwide, "regardless of borders". The chapter shows that the preference for one process of re-conceptualization over the other depends on the context of prevailing motivations and psychological associations in the task of caring.

Keywords: civil rights; human rights-based approaches; mutual feedback; political rights; state responsibility; sustainable development

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