Extreme inequality is one of the defining issues of our time, with the gap between rich and poor widening across the globe. While the Universal Declaration of Human Rights gave equal recognition to economic and social rights alongside civil and political rights, the human rights community is only just beginning to address the full implications of rising inequality and entrenched poverty on individuals and societies. How can a human rights framework help make sense of the causes and consequences of economic injustice, what would a more just arrangement look like, and what strategies and tactics can help get us there?
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The Sustainable Development Goals