Moral Priorities for International Human Rights NGOs
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
We inhabit this world with large numbers of people who are very badly off through no fault of their own. The statistics are overwhelming: “Two out of five children in the developing world are stunted, one in three is underweight and one in ten is wasted.”1 Some 250 million children between 5 and 14 do wage work outside their family — often under harsh or cruel conditions: as soldiers, prostitutes, or domestic servants, or in agriculture, construction, textile or carpet production.2 In 1998, out of a total of 5900 million human beings,3 some 2800 million lived below $2/day, and nearly 1200 million of these below the $1/day international poverty line.4 Some 799 million are undernourished, 1000 million lack access to safe water, 2400 million lack access to basic sanitation, and 876 million adults are illiterate.5 More than 880 million lack access to basic health services.6 Approximately 1000 million have no adequate shelter and 2000 million no electricity.7 Roughly one third of all human deaths, some 50,000 daily, are due to poverty-related causes, easily preventable through better nutrition, safe drinking water, vaccines, cheap re-hydration packs and antibiotics.8 “Worldwide 34,000 children under age five die daily from hunger and preventable diseases.”9..
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Benjamin Tolchin (2008). Human Rights and the Requirement for International Medical Aid. Developing World Bioethics 8 (2):151-158.
Thomas W. Pogge & Sanjay G. Reddy, Unknown: The Extent, Distribution, and Trend of Global Income Poverty.
Thomas Pogge (2008). Access to Medicines. Public Health Ethics 1 (2):73-82.
Rudolf von Jhering (1915). The Struggle for Law. Lawbook Exchange.
Bernard Bosanquet (1966). The Philosophical Theory of the State. New York, St. Martin's P..
Leslie Stephen (1962). History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century. New York, Harcourt, Brace & World.
Thom Brooks (2007). Punishing States That Cause Global Poverty. William Mitchell Law Review 33 (2):519-32.
George Galloway (1914). The Philosophy of Religion. Edinburgh, T & T Clark.
Harry Brighouse, Primary Goods, Capabilities, and the Millennium Development Target for Gender Equity in Education (2002).
Leif Wenar (2005). The Basic Structure as Object: Institutions and Humanitarian Concern. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 35 (sup1):253-278.
James Lindemann Nelson (2010). Donation by Default? Examining Feminist Reservations About Opt-Out Organ Procurement. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 3 (1):23-42.
Added to index2010-12-22
Total downloads77 ( #61,539 of 1,940,952 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #457,800 of 1,940,952 )
How can I increase my downloads?