Struggles to Reconcile Theory and Politics: Comments on the Revised Draft Convention on the Right to Development

Author: Makoto Nakagiri
Published: 19.09.2022
The 23rd session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Right to Development (IGWG) was held from 16 to 20 May 2022 to discuss the Revised Draft Convention on the Right to Development (RD). This is the second and the latest draft of the convention, after the Zero Draft (ZD) was released in January 2020. Though it is likely to be revised again, the text of the RD remains revolutionary, having attracted both legal and political controversy. This post follows on from a previous post discussing the danger of the right to development being construed as a State’s right. While…