The Rise of New Rights for Peasants. From reliance on NGO intermediaries to direct representation.

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The process of elaboration of a UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants seeks to recognize new human rights to peasants and other people working in rural areas. The recognition of these rights (such as the right to land, seeds or biodiversity) in international law would respond to a normative gap identified by the affected themselves and contribute to the project of ‘decolonising’ human rights. This international law-making process constitutes an important innovation in that it was requested by and developed with the active involvement of La Via Campesina activists –and other transnational movements representing other categories of rural food producers— who have positioned themselves as ‘law makers’. In this paper, I argue that a commitment to ‘human rights from below’ must account for and support the direct engagement, in international law-making, of transnational social movements representing the affected and speaking on their own behalf.
LanguageEnglish
Pages(In-press)
Number of pages14
JournalTransnational Legal Theory
Volume(In-press)
Early online date9 Jan 2019
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Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2019

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Transnational Legal Theory on [In-press], available
online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/20414005.2018.1563444

Keywords

  • La Via Campesina
  • Peasant
  • Food sovereignty
  • Human rights
  • NGOs
  • Social movements

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The Rise of New Rights for Peasants. From reliance on NGO intermediaries to direct representation. / Claeys, Priscilla.

In: Transnational Legal Theory, Vol. (In-press), 09.01.2019, p. (In-press).

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