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A Rights-Based Economy: Putting People and Planet first

In this joint paper by Christian Aid and the Center for Economic and Social Rights, Kate Donald, Ignacio Saiz, Sergio Chaparro et al discuss what the world would look like if economies were based on human rights. In sketching the vision of a rights-based economy (RBE), they argue that its primary purpose would be to guarantee the material, social and environmental conditions necessary for all people to live with dignity on a flourishing planet. The measure of its success is whether all people are able to enjoy their economic and social, civil and political, cultural and environmental rights without discrimination and without reducing the ability of future generations to do so.