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Draft Principles for Dignity in the Built Environment

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business, Published on: 25 October 2019

"Draft Principles for Dignity in the Built Environment Open for Consultation", 18 July 2019

[The Draft Principles for Dignity in the Built Environment] provide a vision for dignity and respect for human rights throughout the built environment lifecycle and recommendations for action: …land acquisition, planning and financing, through design, construction, management and use, to demolition and re-development.

The [Principles] are not new… they are based on international human rights standards…[providing] a practical framework across each stage of the lifecycle. The Principles are applicable at the level of individual projects and in wider urban development… disconnected approaches will fail to address root problems or lead to long-term solutions. The [Principles] are a collaboration between…IHRB, Raoul Wallenberg Institute…Australian Human Rights Institute at the University Wales, and the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights. These organisations are consulting…with stakeholders on the content of the…Principles, to finalise them and…inspire action...

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