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Attacking the Root Causes of Torture: Poverty, Inequality and Violence


Research Project

Structural Causes Of Violence: An Analysis Through The Human Rights Perspective

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Argentina - Egypt - inequality - Nepal - poverty - South Africa - torture - Uzbekistan


Part I of the study presents an extensive academic analysis of the correlations between socio-economic inequalities and violence in 63 countries based on unique survey data from the International Labour Organisation, an analysis of women’s property ownership and domestic violence in South Africa, and an examination of the relationship between socio-economic hardship and violence in the developed economy of Sweden.

Part II presents in-depth analyses of the situation of human rights, poverty, inequality and violence in Argentina, Egypt, Nepal, South Africa and Uzbekistan together with case studies examining in detail specific situations of violence resulting from violations of economic, social and cultural rights.

Part III considers how the United Nations special procedures mechanisms, UN treaty bodies, the ILO, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization approach the issue of poverty, inequality and violence, and how they have or could have an impact on that link.


Poverty, Inequality and Violence: Is there a Human Rights Response?
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Attacking the Root Causes of Torture: Poverty, Inequality and Violence
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Related Conferences

OMCT Conference: How Can We Act Against the Economic, Social and Cultural Root Causes of Torture – 7 December 2006, 1:00 pm, Palais des Nations
In a Human Rights Council side event, the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) will present its GIAN-supported...
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